31 Days of Transitioning to Autumn: day 10 {Frost}

Mornings in October are quite nippy. I bought myself a hat and a new sweater to wear, yesterday, from a thrift store. And I wore them to do the farm chores. Feeding snuggly puppies. Watering greens. I have a deathly head cold today, but I found myself outside quite early this morning nevertheless. The frosty air was chilling but the animals beckoned. I looked round on the trees all just beginning to change and thought of Robert Frost. He loved nature and to find himself in it. Here is a poem he graced October with….

ThisGreenEyedGirl {Early Morning Devotions; 31 Days of transitioning to autumn}

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.

-Robert Frost.



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