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A Calendar Of Sonnets: October - Poem by Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
October, lavish, flaunts them far and near;
The summer charily her reds doth lay
Like jewels on her costliest array;
October, scornful, burns them on a bier.
The winter hoards his pearls of frost in sign
Of kingdom: whiter pearls than winter knew,
Oar empress wore, in Egypt's ancient line,
October, feasting 'neath her dome of blue,
Drinks at a single draught, slow filtered through
Sunshiny air, as in a tingling wine!


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  • Gold Star - 15,293 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/28/2014 6:43:00 PM)

    makes me want to read the rest of the sonnets in this series..lovely colourful poem.. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,546 Points Neela Nath Das (8/28/2014 12:45:00 PM)

    Stupendous write........... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Cressida Del Rosario (8/28/2014 1:34:00 AM)

    I love it because I was born on Otober...hahaha (Report) Reply

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Poems About October

  1. 1. Especially When The October Wind , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. October , Robert Frost
  3. 3. Poem In October , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. A Calendar Of Sonnets: October , Helen Hunt Jackson
  5. 5. Paris, October 1936 , Cesar Vallejo
  6. 6. October , Edward Thomas
  7. 7. October , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  8. 8. October , James Marcus Schuyler
  9. 9. October , William Cullen Bryant
  10. 10. [month Of] October , Hilaire Belloc
  11. 11. October, 1803 , William Wordsworth
  12. 12. Anticipation, October 1803 , William Wordsworth
  13. 13. An Ode, Written October, 1819, Before Th.. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  14. 14. October , Siegfried Sassoon
  15. 15. Departure (Southampton Docks: October, 1.. , Thomas Hardy
  16. 16. In October , Archibald Lampman
  17. 17. A Song In October , Theodor Storm
  18. 18. An October Night (Halloween Poem) , Chuck Audette
  19. 19. The Colonel's Soliloquy (Southampton Doc.. , Thomas Hardy
  20. 20. October , Elinor Morton Wylie
  21. 21. October , May Swenson
  22. 22. An October Evening , William Wilfred Campbell
  23. 23. An October Sunset , Archibald Lampman
  24. 24. On Eighth Of October , Sadiqullah Khan
  25. 25. October Night , Linda Ori
  26. 26. The Shepheardes Calender: October , Edmund Spenser
  27. 27. [month Of] October , Hilaire Belloc
  28. 28. The Shepherd's Calendar - October , John Clare
  29. 29. An October Nocturne , Yvor Winters
  30. 30. Old October , James Whitcomb Riley
  31. 31. *807 Opal Birthstone Of October , John Knight
  32. 32. An October Garden , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  33. 33. Fifth Grade: October 22,1985 , Alana K
  34. 34. Embarcation (Southampton Docks: October,.. , Thomas Hardy
  35. 35. A Book Of Strife In The Form Of The Diar.. , George MacDonald
  36. 36. Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 A.. , Katherine Philips
  37. 37. October , Mary Weston Fordham
  38. 38. October 21, 1905 , George Meredith
  39. 39. ``~an October , Nkululeko Mdudu
  40. 40. Written At Lovere, October, 1736 , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  41. 41. October In New Zealand , Jessie Mackay
  42. 42. On The Road To Waterloo: 17 October (En .. , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  43. 43. Mallee In October , Flexmore Hudson
  44. 44. ! Song Of October! , Rema Prasanaa
  45. 45. October , Louise Gluck
  46. 46. An October Morning , Jibanananda Das
  47. 47. October Opus , David Kowalczyk
  48. 48. Poem In October , Leo Yankevich
  49. 49. October Ballad , Marton Dezso
  50. 50. A Mountshannon October Morning , David Harris
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