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October by Robert Frost

Here’s an October poem by that sly old fox, Robert Frost. The month of October is the mediator between the summer sun and the winter winds. 216 more words



Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. 
As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
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C. K. Williams 1936-2015 "Butchers"

C. K. Williams is dead. A rare outward-looking poet, he was brave enough to contemplate big mysteries of life in long sentences that might otherwise belong in essays.  302 more words


A poem for autumn, A Vagabond's Song by Bliss Carman 1861-1929

A celebrated poet of Canada, Bliss Carman died in New Canaan, Connecticut.
He is honored in his native New Brunswick. A descendent of Ralph Waldo Emerson
on his mother's side, he attended Harvard and so would have felt fall 
air and seen fall sunsets in this area. 108 more words

September, the First Day of School by Howard Nemerov 1920-1991

Happy birthday, Nate

Here’s a poem in honor of my son, Nate, on his twentieth birthday. It’s part of a poem titled September, the First Day of School… 183 more words


"The Snakes of September" - Stanley Kunitz

All summer I heard them
rustling in the shrubbery,
outracing me from tier
to tier in my garden,
a whisper among the viburnums,
a signal flashed from the hedgerow, 115 more words

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Brown Lung, a poem for Labor Day by Ron Rush

Today I’m thinking about the laborers of our land. Workers in the mills, offices, factories, farms and mines. This poem is by Ron Rash. He teaches in North Carolina. 176 more words