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The Light of Old October

The Light of Old October.

I have not written a poem for some time, but as I wrote this appeared. The catalyst was the wonderful imagery from the pictures and quotes at the link. Nature has a way of showing us the way. It takes a Sabbath in our climate called winter.

October fades,

The artist’s palette splashes colours about.

Autumn gives way to the winter.

It slips into rest;

Life’s weariness lifted,

Spirits uplifted.

A white blanket appears;

Covering all that sleeps in its wake.

Nature comes full circle,

It rests in its Sabbath.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who recently completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. My dissertation topic and research was how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

22 responses »

  1. That’s a very nice thought. Thank you. 🙂

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  2. Ironically it’s hot here in the UK!

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  3. Very nice. We actually have a chance for snow in the forecast here in New England.

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  4. Thank you Ivon for brightening my day.

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  5. Thank you for finding and sharing my photos of October up in our neck of the woods on the west side of the state. Your poem is lovely and very fitting. Emily from Barnstorming

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  6. This is a beautiful poem, Ivon. I just experienced this shift in nature when on my trip to Finland.

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