October Poetry

Before we leave for Camp Caritas, a poem from Robert Frost that celebrates fall. My seventh graders should recognize one of their recent vocabulary words, used properly, in the poem.

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.

From The Poetry of Robert Frost.
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One response to “October Poetry

  1. A great poem to start your trip and a great poem for me to begin this October morning!

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