October Snow

     I wrote this one last year, and we here in the Northeast had a marvelous winter. Mild, and almost snow-less after the early October snow.. This year we got a Hurricane, and the southern mountains and the upper midwest got the snow. It’s October, doesn’t Nature know?

     So we must make the best of it, because we can’t change it.

Have a superior Saturday,

Jake. 

October snowstorm 2011

Peter Pumpkin, meets Jack Frost

October Snow

Colorful leaves,

and apples ripe.

Crisp, not cold,

until the night,

and to the solstice,

still a way to go.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?

 *

Sunny days,

or cold wet rain.

With cider warm,

inside remain.

Halloween,

the fireplace glow.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?

*

 Limb breaking,

tree bending,

wire snapping,

comfort ending.

Surprise from up above,

a disgustingly early snow.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?

 *

“Trick or Treat”

to be delayed,

town officials,

now afraid.

So the kiddies,

will not go.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?

 *

And, what does winter,

have in store,

when it’s dark,

at the hour of four,

and we expect

the likely snow?

And for what duration?

That’s, what nature knows!

 ***

 Jack Downing

Oct. 2011

 

 

 

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to October Snow

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Two years ago we had snow and a good deal of it on Oct 15th. That is way too early. I hope that we have another mild winter—–I am so not a snow lover….ugh. Nature needs educated!

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