Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Old October

Dear Friends,
"Old October"

Old October's purt' nigh gone,

And the frost is comin' on
Little heavier every day-
Like our hearts is thataway!

Leaves is changin' overhead
Back from green to gray and red
Brown and yeller, with their stems
Loosenin' on the oaks and e'ms,

And the balance of the trees
Gettin' balder every breeze-
like the heads were scratchin' on!

Old October's purt' nigh gone.

I love Old October so,
I can't bear to see her go-
Seems to me like losin' some
Old-home relative er chum-

'Pears like sort o' settin' by
Some old friend 'at sigh by sigh
Was a-passin' out o' sight

Into everlasting night!
Hickernuts a feller hears
Rattlin' down is more like tears

Drappin' on the leaves below-
I love Old October so!
~James Whitcomb Riley 


  1. Lovely poetry and photos!
    By the way...thank you for the book recommendation for herbs. I will be keeping my eyes open for a copy of it!


  2. Que linda son tus ninas...y que guapo es tu nino :-)

    El poema es muy bonito. Gracias por escribirlos.

    How are you dear friend? I am sure that you are getting ready to make the move.

    Praying that everything goes smoothly and peacefully.


  3. Can you believe October is nearly gone!?!
    The poem was sweet and your family photos even sweeter!

  4. Hi Marqueta and greetings from October in England. What perfect photos for a lovely verse. It reminded me very much of one I have that was written in 1790, I wonder when yours was written? Eli x

  5. oh how sweet loved the pictures and pleasant words ~Love Heather

  6. Dear Marqueta, I love the pictures!! Of course the words are nice too, but I love seeing the children looking so sweet and happy. Will try to get your package out soon. Please forgive the delay. I know it has been weeks and weeks, but we've sure been on a roll of unexpecteds around here for the last few months. :)


  7. Dear Mama,
    I like the poem and the pictures very much.I can't wait to see Papa again!
    I love you and I like you!
    Graham Sisters

  8. •Mama- I love you so much! - Audrey•

  9. Beautiful Post!
    October Blessings to you and yours!

    ~Miss Jen

  10. Your children are darling! Thank you for sharing the little glimpses of your world. Your blog has such a sweet feel to it. :)

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  12. Beautiful Post!
    I love the pictures!!


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