Well, after my reflection was posted yesterday I heard not only from my sister who told me (and was correct ) that the poem I was referring to was really called “September” – but from others – one a librarian in addition to various friends and colleagues. I learned that there were several poems that include the words “October’s bright blue weather,” and that it is not the leaves that are turning brown but it is the CORN!! I spent a long phone call spouting and listening to my sister (more correctly and voluminously) recall the poems of our youth.
What made me most cheerful was the knowledge that some people really still care about poetry, that there is a lot of beauty in our past as well as in the present and that I can still learn new things at my “advanced age!” I’m smiling as I look out my bedroom window to see the loveliness of the trees and the sunshine of “October’s bright blue weather!”
Have a beautiful day!