Wednesday Poetry Break

We survived Hurricane Irene with hardly a scratch here, but anxiously watch the video of Vermont showing flooding of so many small towns and roads washed away. Well, Poetry Day + Vermont = Robert Frost, of course.  I know I’m rushing the seasons with this one, but it’s a favorite of mine nonetheless. A few links to help the people of Vermont follow the poem. If you have others, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

October

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
To-morrow 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

Vermont Food Bank

American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley

“I’m with Vermont” t-shirts

 

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