This glorious morning in October…

is perfectly described in the poem  Autumn joy by John Ellis.

Has there ever been a morning like this

In October, when sun lips through trees kiss

weathered stone and paint the garden timber?

Has ever before seen such a miracle

of leaves, burnished both ochre and umber,

so languidly wrought beneath the garden wall?

Has such a bright furnace glow ever settled

quite so smilingly over grass metalled

with gold, to augur so peerless a day?

And was ever a prize so jostled for

in seasons’ race won more deservedly,

than by this glorious morning in October?


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16 Responses to This glorious morning in October…

  1. Jennyta says:

    Says it all, Flighty! 🙂

  2. wellywoman says:

    What a beautiful poem and what beautiful weather. It has been a real treat being able to garden in a t-shirt in October.

  3. Fabulous poem, captures it perfectly.

  4. I agree with all of the above – lovely poem. Managed to get out in the gorgeous sunshine and do quite a bit even though I have a lot of back pain at the moment, due to being too strenuous in the garden the other day. Serves me right for attempting to do too much in one go. I’ll never learn.

  5. Indeed it was a peerless day, filled with leaves of various ochre and umber hues! Hope this Saturday poem doesn’t mean we won’t be hearing from you for your usual Sunday post? (Did I just put a double negative in there? Much too late in the evening to fathom!) Glad you enjoyed the day with relish! Caro x

  6. Jo says:

    A lovely poem, though it’s more like spring than autumn as there’s some plants flowering now which really should be having a rest until March. The seasons seem to be very confused at the moment.

  7. Doris says:

    Lovely. Thank you.

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Glorious day indeed! We had one this last week (in between the 104F day and the 70F day full of morning fog!). Sorry I’m late in commenting — internet’s been out of commission for a few days.

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