a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October...

October weeps for summer
Rents her colorful veil
Does Summer die
When Autumn comes
It’s hard to tell

Wrap her quilt around you
Of oranges yellows and red
October embraces you
From your toes
To your head

If Spring is a child
Summer is youth
October is
Grandmother’s love
Wrapping you in truth.

21 comments:

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I love how this piece makes me feel Gail--I wish we were feeling fall but summer is still in full swing--

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This has a very autumnal feel to it, earthy and true.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That has such a warm feeling to it!

Empty Nester said...

Such lovely, comforting, thought provoking words. Now, how do I get rid of this stupid summer heat?

LindaG said...

Sounds like fall is there where you are.
Hoping it finds us soon.
:-)

Lynne said...

Sweet words in poetry . . ,

Other Mary said...

Lovely Gail. Now I'm thinking of my comfortable grandma. I hope you have a good October on the farm.

Other Mary said...

Lovely Gail. Now I'm thinking of my comfortable grandma. I hope you have a good October on the farm.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh Gail, you have outdone yourself on this bit of poetry......you have also captured my heart. So lovely

Dreaming said...

So sweet! I love the images you created in my mind.

Susie Clevenger said...

Such a delightful description of October

Marian said...

stroke of genius, rhyming veil with tell.

Saucy Kodz said...

Yep, well Mother Nature has stripped us of all er warm days and its cold my friend. Frost, heavy frost in mornings and we must wear jackets now and warmer socks. No snow yet, but its just around the corner. Oh, dear summer, why did you leave us so soon.....anyway, I'm riding my motorbike till the first snowfall.....and yes, I have my long underwear on. ha,ha
Nice poem, very enjoyable - each and every descriptive line. lol

Sandra said...

really beautiful words here... i can feel this one as in emotions...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Colourful and comforting.

Hannah said...

Your closing sentiment is such perfection and the lead up so well expressed.

Mama Zen said...

What a marvelous ending! I really enjoyed this, Gail.

Karen S. said...

I still hang on to memories of my grandmother's warmth! Lovely poem.

gabrielle said...

What a beautiful description of the warmth we carry.

DesertHen said...

I think you captured the feeling of October perfectly!

Susan Anderson said...

October happens to be my favorite month.

=)

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