Posts tagged ‘October’

October 10, 2018

Abbreviated Haiku #3

by Abigail Gronway


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October 2, 2018


by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®




So many things

are vulnerable to cold—

the cucumber’s crisp

and my sweet basil’s toes,

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October 1, 2018


by Jem Croucher

No.2 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

October comes and days are shorter
Autumn’s settling in
Soon the clocks go back an hour
The light gets pale and thin

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October 12, 2017

When it Pours on Kohima

by Zenei

When it pours down on Kohima in October,You fetch your sweater or a light shawl,

Your feet are cold but just slightly.

Your Mom takes out her knitting set and wool,

And you sit by the fire and warm your toes.

The aromatic rice in the cooker is alluring,

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October 9, 2017

The morning moon

by Jem Croucher

October morning
chill in air
with harvest moon
in blue sky there
Commuters with
their i-phones out
capture it
so there’s no doubt

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October 7, 2017

Black Sheep

by Jem Croucher

It’s said that we all have one
and in my family that was me
Albeit some time ago
rather thankfully
But this evening up at Manningtree
On the Essex coast
the black sheep I saw grazing
were lovelier than most

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October 1, 2017

Twelve months ten

by Jem Croucher

No. 3 of 12 in the ‘Twelve Months’ series

With Marigold a marriage
at this turning time of year
The summer to the autumn
as the cooler days draw near
October’s flower magnificent
It’s colour bold and strong
brings to life this marriage
in a cheerful autumn song

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October 24, 2016

Sunshine and wild ponies

by Jem Croucher


Walking through the forest
I spied ahead of me
open fields and sunshine
and ponies running free
Some turned around at my approach
ears cocked as if to say
“Good afternoon to you upon
this fine October day”

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October 14, 2016

Roadtrip II

by Jem Croucher


We’re off to the New Forest
for a long weekend of fun
Seven of us together
in the cool October sun
We’ve hired a big log cabin
In the woods at Sandy Balls
packing lots of warmer clothes
in case the winter calls

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October 28, 2015

Summer in late Autumn

by Jem Croucher


Looking down to Stanmer House
across the open field
You’d be forgiven for mistaking
the day to be from summer’s yield

Long shadows of late evening
from a warm and balmy day
Sometime in early summer
Perhaps at the end of May?

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October 14, 2015

A walk in the woods

by Jem Croucher


Dappled sunlight filtered through
the green tunnel up ahead
as carefree there we wandered
uncertain where it led

Not that we were bothered
for we cared not for the time
on such an afternoon as this
with autumn weather fine

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October 12, 2015

Bracklesham Bay

by Jem Croucher


Horses in the water
Tide upon the turn
People having cups of tea
October sunshine burn

On the shingle, fossil hunters
Carefully turn each stone
Searching for a special thing
To treasure and take home

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October 6, 2014

October summer

by Jem Croucher


It was as if the sun was laughing
As, with a snub to time of year
It said “No” to woolly hats and scarves
And “Yes” to swimming gear