Helen Hunt Jackson

Amherst, Massachusetts
Helen Hunt Jackson
Amherst, Massachusetts
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October's Bright Blue Weather

Rating: 3.1
O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;
When gentians roll their fingers tight
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COMMENTS
B.Angela Nichols 17 October 2020
I enjoy all of Helen Hunt Jackson’s poetry. My favorite is September
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Pat Downey 15 October 2019
Loved this poem always. A nun recited it to us in grade school and it has stayed with me all through the years! It never disappoints!
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Paresh Chakra 09 December 2018
This is a very gorgeous poem
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Maureen 18 October 2018
Our 5th grade class learned this poem by heart from a woman who taught elocution lessons. ????
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Jeanine Counselman 08 October 2018
I looked up this poem because I only knew October's bright blue weather. My grandmother used to recite it when I was a child. She had been a school teacher. When I misbehaved, she sat me in a room by myself and made me read Compton's encyclopedia.
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Amar Agarwala 20 October 2016
The more I read of Helen Hunt, the more I fall in love with her subtle and beauteous verses... they seem dipped in honey and scented with the fragrance of a million blooms. They inspire me to read, to write and to think of this world and beyond...
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Terry Craddock 07 March 2015
Helen's poem makes me wish I could take a walk with her to embrace these sights, as a second choice a walk with William Wordsworth would do. Something is definitely missing in modern city sidewalks.
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Kim Barney 07 March 2015
Dawn Fuzan, Helen died in 1885. I don't think she can keep it up much longer. I do like this poem, however. My wife and I were both born in October and so was one of our daughters. We all love that month.
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Dawn Fuzan 13 May 2014
Helen This is a good poem, keep it up
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Mildred S Hensley 12 November 2011
Like Lorna, I learned this poem in the 4th or fifth grade. It has annually enriched my life I am now 82.
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