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Fall

by Aileen Fisher

The last of October
We lock the garden gate.
“The flowers alive all withered
That used to stand straight.
The last of October
We put the swings away
And the porch looks deserted
Where we like to play.
The last of October
The birds have all flown,
The screens are in the attic,
The sand pile’s all gone;
Everything is put away
Before it starts to snow—
I wonder if the ladybugs
Have any place to go.

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October 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

October

by Maurice Sendak

In October
I’ll be host
to witches, goblins,
and a ghost.
I’ll serve them
chicken soup
on toast.
Whoopy once
whoopy twice
whoopy chicken soup
with rice.

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October 26, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Inktober

Happy Inktober!

For more inspiration… a beautiful exhibition:
Expressive Ink: Paintings by Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing

October 9, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

OCTOBER GOES

by Virna Sheard

The Ballad of the Quest, Carry On!

October goes, and its colors all pass:
At dawn there’s a silver film on the grass,
And the reeds are shining as pipes of glass,
But yesterweek where the cloud waves rolled
Down a wind-swept sky that was grey, and cold,
Sailed the hunter’s moon,—a galleon of gold!
And now in the very depth of the night
It is just a little flame, blown and white,
Or a broken-winged moth on a weary flight.
But the steadfast trees at the forest rim,
And the pines in places scented and dim,
Still wait for one hunter, and watch for him.
And the wind in the branches whispers, “Why?”
And the yellow leaves that go rustling by,
Say only, “Remember,” and sigh,—and sigh.

October 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

A LEAF

By Aileen Fisher

If I were a leaf
(but I wouldn’t be)
I’d have to be tied
to a tree, tree, tree.

I couldn’t walk off
(or skip or run)
and my nose would get burned
by the sun, sun, sun.

In summer I’d roast,
(in winter I’d freeze)
and all through October
I’d sneeze, sneeze, sneeze.

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October 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

June, too soon

June, too soon
July, standby
August, look out!
September, remember
October, all over!

October 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment


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