Friday, October 22, 2010

It arrived .........

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I read two chapters
outside on the back deck
while having an hor d'oeuvre
in the gorgeous late afternoon
sun. Must have some amethyst
in the sky as the sun set............
according to this poet:

"October" by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow 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.


podso said...

The book cover alone ... just draws me in

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Podso sent me over here! Oh, I can't WAIT to get this book! I love Jan Karon and my husband and I have both read everything she's written! Thanks! ♥