Wednesday, October 6, 2021


WEEKLY SCRIBBLINGS #90.   Rommy recalls an Anne of Green Gables quote "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!"   Me too!  The very word evokes so many happy memories.  Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United, October 6, 2021.


Words come tumbling to describe sights,

sounds and memories from the 

pages of my life. 

 Hayrides.  Bonfires.  Weiner roasts. 

S’mores.  Pumpkins.  Gourds. 

Chrysanthemums. Migrating geese.  

Flocking birds.  Cobalt skies. 

Burning leaves. Flaming maples.

Russet oaks. Golden aspens.  

Misty mornings.  First frost. 

 Scarecrows. Sweaters.  Crisp air.  

Harvest time.  Football games.  

Marching bands. Pumpkin pie. Taffy apples.  

Little Pigeon River.  Great Smoky Mountains.  

For each word a story to be told.   



  1. WOnder October list poem. Enjoyed!!!


  2. I believe you, every one could be a poem of itself.
    Save "Scarecrows" for me. Several times we, my little sister and I, would try to make one from magazine pictures we had seen. None were very good.

  3. I can just settle into this poem - close my eyes after each word and remember as well. Nice!

  4. Beautiful. So many stories pop into our minds with the mention of just one simple word. Like "hayrides," of which I only have been on one, so your use of the word brought back so much! The geese have been flying over for a few weeks. They announce their arrival quite clearly and my dog stares up in the sky and watched them go by! I think we live under their flight path.

  5. Your list if full to bursting with October

  6. So many images! I love how they seem flutter from line to line, doing a changing dance, just like leaves changing colors and falling in October. I really enjoyed how you took all the things that make October and autumn special and weaved a delightful tapestry for us.

  7. ... and breath that crystallizes in the air. This is beautiful, Bev.

  8. This is a fun one! I'd love to hear some of those stories. :)