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my love is for lightness.....

 I have been younger in October
than in all the months of spring
walnut and may leaves the color
of shoulders at the end of summer
a month that has been to the mountain
and become light there
the long grass lies pointing uphill
even in death for a reason
that none of us knows
and the wren laughs in the early shade now
come again shining glance in your good time
naked air late morning
my love is for lightness
of touch 

foot feather
the day is yet one more yellow leaf
and without turning 

I kiss the light
by an old well on the last of the month
gathering wild rose hips
in the sun."

W. S. Merwin,   
The Love of October


AeFondKis said...

Very nice words, everyone loves October, aren't rosehips beautiful?

patstudio said...

oh yes. i love them from spring through the autumn. by the way, i visited your flickr photostream last night. lovely work. just beautiful. and inspiring

Deborah said...

beautiful colors

Michelle said...

10/27 My Birthday!

October rocks!

Pat said...

happy birthday, friend!!!

Deb G said...

You've been sharing some very lovely poetry lately....

Petrus Spronk said...
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Petrus Spronk said...

A wonderful ode to autumn. I was born in OctoberAutumn land, but now live in OctoberSpring land. Different but just as beautiful.........

Eva said...

Is this a view from where you live? Awesome.


Beautiful words and stunning pictures Pat! Thanks for visiting my wee blog x

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