This Poem was Submitted By: Medard Louis Lefevre Jr. On Date: 2012-10-11 14:54:08 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Beautiful October

Cooler nights the days muster warmth the leaves have turned and are falling. The trout are still biting winter forebodes its cold-hearted presence. There is still work to be done to insure the summer's remembrance. Trick or treat I hope the evening is pleasant for the little ones. Pumpkins and mums are passing time till the first frost claims their end. Autumn engenders the wintry time I question whether I can anymore  endure its season. Yet special things reemerge the warmth of an embrace the death and hibernation of life the shelter of the soul from the impending season the sacramental invoices to preclude the spring the prayers to pray and to live for once again. But as I said there is work to be done the leaves to rake the securing of home the changing of clothes the very last harvest. Beautiful October I welcome you and I fear you.

Copyright © October 2012 Medard Louis Lefevre Jr.

Additional Notes:
Sorry about punctuation. I just don't remember anymore.

This Poem was Critiqued By: cheyenne smyth On Date: 2012-10-27 16:18:17
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi Medard, I rarely use punctuation instead I let the line breaks work for me. To indicate a new sentence I use caps on the first word of the line. Autumn is a lovely time of year and yes it does require a lot of time to ready ourselves for winter. This could be used as a metaphor for life and the way we ready ourselves for old age. Either way it is a beautiful poem with a touch of melancholy. Well done. Best wishes, cheyenne

This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2012-10-20 14:22:54
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Medard, I have tried to separate the experience from the moment. October, there is something permutable about the coming and the ending, yet also endearing. I could, were it to gain- fish the trout and dream of the pumpkin. It is the changing of seasons, really the only insolvent change. Certainly summer and winter are notable, but spring, as with October, these are –pleasant evenings- as you speak so. -special things reemerge- is probably as apt a description as any I have heard. The preparation for the harvest, the colder times, -death and hibernation- almost a metaphoric insinuation, are tugs to the heart. –prayers- as you speak, are of reaches beyond the harsher times, and yet have their own genesis in what October, where the John the Baptist speculation of spring is anecdote enough. I enjoyed this read, the personal reflections and the larger global view. Now to the next day, that the road, as prepared, reflects.
This Poem was Critiqued By: Ellen K Lewis On Date: 2012-10-12 02:58:37
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
This is a great expressive piece! I love the ending. Your lines are clever and fresh. Your title is tantalizing. the death and hibernation .....omit 'the' and make this one line? of life winter forebodes its cold-hearted presence......word choices made this idea a bit of a 'bump' in reading. I dont really think you need this thought ? maybe it's an extra line that could be removed? But as I said .... this is unusual and perfect for its punch! Fitting too as it brings the thought back Beautiful October I welcome you and I fear you .....I stand in awe .... This is a masterpiece work. I really like it. Those few things I offer because it really doesnt need anything. Its good.
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