Fall-Inspired Poems by Frost: October

“My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.”
Robert Frost, November Guest

My old copy of Robert Frost poems.

My old copy of Robert Frost poems.

While on my run today I couldn’t help but notice the soft crunch of leaves under my feet the the crisp fall breeze moving through the air. When I got home this inspired me to pick up my worn copy of Robert Frost poems and skim to some of my fall favorites. Here’s one that is perfect for this month:

October
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.

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3 thoughts on “Fall-Inspired Poems by Frost: October

  1. I tried to reply earlier, but I don’t think it went through… this is a very nice Frost piece. It really shows autumn’s bittersweet beauty. When did he write this one? I’l also real fond of Keat’s “To Autumn”. Do you write?

    • Hello, I’m glad you liked this poem! I believe this piece was written in 1913. I am definitely going to look up “To Autumn” so thank you for the recommendation. And yes, I love writing!

  2. Pingback: My November Guest by Robert Frost | "The universe isn't made of atoms, it's made of tiny stories."

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