Joseph Pullman Porter

Joseph Pullman Porter
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b. October 9,1893, Brooklyn, NY
d. March 1,1980, Ithaca, NY

This book of poems, 'From Pen and Brush, ' complete with illustrations, was prepared by Mr. Porter as a Christmas gift to his parents in 1924, and later given by him to his grandaughter, the poet Marcy Jarvis. more »

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Crispy air and azure skies,
High above, a white cloud flies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!

Colors bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!

Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!

Brown earth freshly turned by plow,
Apples shine on bended bough,
Bins o'erflowed with oats and wheat,
And satisfaction reigns ...

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