O hushed October


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 adverse 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.

Excerpt from October by Robert Frost

Absolutely my very favourite month of the year

It’s  no wonder that there are so many New England poets have written so much about October.


  1. I have not heard this poem, and just love it. Your last picture is beautiful! The the single leaf, surely it must have been painted!

  2. Love the photo, and the Poem. October and beautiful Fall should be year round with the splendid colors.


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