“October” Robert Frost Poem

Have you noticed how the colors have changed and we now see more orange, yellow, gold, red, plum purple, dark red, and browns to name a few colors?   

At first I was going to call today’s blog post ‘Images of October’ and write about their colors and infusing those colors into our letters we write but have opted instead for today’s blog post to be about celebrating the month of “October” with the poem by Robert Frost; he was an American poet who received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry during his lifetime.  

We will cover infusing Autumn colors into the letters we write in a future blog post of mine.

When I think of Robert Frost I still think of his poem “The Road Not Taken” and his closing of it:
“I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

Here then is his poem:


by Robert Frost

“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.”


I know I’ll be recalling this poem tomorrow with Cuddy on our walks and perhaps you will too when out and about. Or perhaps even mention it in a letter you write.

Join me tomorrow on AnchoredScraps.com as we kick-off a new week.

Wishing you a wonderful day and a great week ahead!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Robert Frost Poem Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —

Poem: October by Robert Frost (1874-1963) from the Poetry Foundation web site (@PoetryFound)



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