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October

Quench the sun with a clinging mist
And adorn the land with amethyst;
The grape already touched with frost
Finds clustered fruit will soon be lost.
The wind catches the leaves that fall
And birds head south with anxious call;
Frost comes quick to lick the flowers
Who droop their heads in long lost hours.
The crimson leaves brush bark that's rough
To show leaves and bark are tree enough;
And in the woods squirrels gather nuts
While sleepy beasts look for winter huts;
And the tremulous wing of a butterfly
Etch fluttering flight in a sapphire sky.
Up above shines a full harvest moon
To hide the memories of long lost June;
She shines with the aura of a gypsy rose
With the in between of winter's snows.
Then the faded earth and leaden sky
Bid October a sad goodbye.


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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Your words do nature justice in this finely crafted piece. I to adorn nature and try to capture its beauty in verse. I would love to hear some of your insights on my own work such as these poems; Where do the Butterflies go, Feather Beauty Bright, Tragic Feather and Dance of the Damselfly. Thanks.

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 9:33:00 AM
    Beautiful description of fall in this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 5:37:00 PM
    YOU shine with the aura of a gypsy rose, Elizabeth! YOU know how to rip a heart out with every word you lay down on paper. You're like a fountain of pure poetic water that just keeps on flowing from the Mother of ALL Sources. When you stop writing the earth just might stop turning! And by the way - Soup Mail Sweetheart!

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 3:57:00 PM
    Great lines with deeper meaning, dear Liz, and thank you for asking about my well being, really appreciated. Office has been really busy lately. You will find a new poem of mine soon, and I am still working on the one that you inspired me to write. take care..Hussain

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:25:00 AM
    shell silverstien who? 7up elizabeth wesley is my new favorite poet

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 6:23:00 AM
    ok you are oficially my new favorite rhymer

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    Date: 10/12/2011 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    officially
  1. Date: 10/12/2011 1:36:00 AM
    What a glorious description of this wonderful month of the year, elizabeth. Love your poetry!

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 10:33:00 PM
    Marvelous!! October is my wife's month of birth. It is here that you have captured the beauty of the month almost as well as she captures beauty itself. Ahh, "Etch fluttering flight in a sapphire sky." My jaw dropped with the magnificence of this line and of them all, well done.

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 9:52:00 AM
    Ah, yes autumn. Season of football and falling leaves. You capture it very well in your poem. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 12:37:00 PM
    Wow. A mmost beautiful verse. The imagry I'm getting from this poem is awesome! Thanks a million for sharing! October is one of my favorite months as well.

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 10:00:00 AM
    Beautiful and vivid descriptions, my friend - love it : )

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 8:58:00 AM
    Good lord this was awesome. I request you write about November as that's my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, loads of dinner, my birthday, the start of that Xmas feeling...yeah, I can dig that. :) Excellently done, as usual!

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 8:49:00 AM
    Beautifully written. Sets a wonderful picture in my poetic mind.

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 8:08:00 AM
    oh Elizabeth. Every time I think you've outdone yourself, you do it again. Every line a poem in itself. Masterfully written. every line is my favorite but the clencher is "And the tremulous wing of a butterfly Etch fluttering flight in a saphire sky." You inspire me so that I get tempted to stop all this necessary liveing stuff and start writing! You got it girl ... flaunt it!

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 11:42:00 PM
    Elizabeth, you painted the picture perfectly. I mean, this poem IS October....so much so, that I became a bit sad. Just for a bit though. Really dig how you incorporated amethyst. You asked a question in my, "Hook, line, sinker-drama poem"(hehe). The people directly involved online, are not the victims. People know wot they are doing, and I don't think it is about victimization, except for the neglected people who live with someone who has an online addiction.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 11:03:00 PM
    Lovely poem Lizzy. I guess we both had the same idea about writing about the months. Enjoyed reading your work. Love,vie

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 7:23:00 PM
    E.W.,,, love it.. and yes it is sad when it is over... i'm gonna favorite this poem,,, after all you hit every OCTOBER note perfect,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 1:25:00 PM
    I love October. Thanks Lizzie. Tony

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Wonderful picture of nature you have painted here Elizabeth.Enjoyed .