There, clouds riding high
in a brilliant blue, blue sky.
Further along black birds cluster,
feathers flap with wicked bluster.
A shedding tree bares its limbs,
dropping leaves like floating gems.
A pumpkin here, scarecrow there,
a ghostly presence to give a scare!
The air is fresh with a little bite,
wood smoke smells of fireplace alight.
Oh, the joy of an October walk,
listening to Mother Nature squawk and talk.
This is Day 175 of my 365 day self-imposed poetry challenge, which will culminate at the end of April (poetry month) 2022. The photo is one I took today, which inspired, in part, Walking in October.
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6 thoughts on “WALKING IN OCTOBER”
This is the Las Vegas outside my window today. Lovely!
Me too! Thanks for commenting.
I can see what you saw ,and it brings that autumn ache of beauty in changing season.
Thanks, Kathleen. What a lovely way to say what you feel.
Lovely, and so tangible.
Thanks, Mary Rose. This is the most beautiful fall we’ve had in years. Often we get a hard freeze mid-September and the green leaves give up with out a fight ☺️!
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