Thursday, October 6, 2011

October mornings

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the wall.
                                       Robert Frost
More beguiling October skies @ Skywatch Friday.


LauraX said...

exquisite photos paired with a gorgeous poem.

Photo Cache said...

so pretty. these iamges lightened my mood.

Gary said...

Your fall looks like it's just starting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TorAa said...

Wonderful Fall Colors

Snap said...

Beautiful, Noni .... Frost wasn't bad either .... !!!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The photos drew me right in--and thank you so much for the Frost poem, one that I had never read before.


Sky above, earth below,
Watch the stars begin to glow.

Earth below, sky above—
Watch the stars with me, my love!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Western Sunset

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures for the day and one of my favorite poems/writers! Love the colors and such beautiful skies! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


raf said...

Wonderful, Noni! Like musical notes - those white cirrus patches above the field of gold.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful blue sky but what I notice the most are the clouds it looks like angels to me. ^_^

Sunset Galore

Karen said...


J Bar said...

Beautiful skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Anonymous said...

Wonderful October colours!

Hildred and Charles said...

A beautiful Frost poem, and your pictures are a perfect foil for it Noni. I love your use of the word 'beguiling'...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos and poem.

Regards and best wishes

Jeannelle said...

Very beautiful photo scenes! Happy skywatching!

Daryl said...

Mr Frost has such a way with words .. and that photo? Perfection.