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OCTOBER

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OCTOBER

OCTOBER

The gull senses it
Just his usual cry, yet something portends
Something come alive
A relaxed, quiet intensity
Strange, like a trembling, single leaf, or
A dozen late, pink roses – one white rose

Laying out, watching the sky
The grass – damp chill against the bones
October’s sensation?  Well, not love exactly.
Thrill describes it

Distant roar of the stadium crowd
Footballs in the air
Spiraling, - spiraling to nowhere
The roar – now it becomes you
You become it
The visible, the invisible action of it all




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  1. Date: 10/22/2012 7:09:00 PM
    i chose this one because of the name...today the trees were very vibrant though the air was warm...love the season and the way your images speak of it...nice poem!

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Fall is here..I am glad for the cooler air..Sara

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:02:00 AM
    hi again - that last line is amazing. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your words today daver its around 6'30 In the morning here. Am just going to start the day, Take care friend Joe..)

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Truly a beauty, Daver.. Autumn's my favorite season, ever! Thank you for reading my featured poem...I'm still laughing even though it's been years since I wrote that. Hope you're doing well, Daver. God bless. Annalise

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Daver, I especially love that Last stanza, making us one with the feeling of October using football spiraling image( even though I hate that sport). It was a great image. this would work excellently in that one contest meant for the spirit of the fall!