October’s Bright Blue Weather Poem
This week, I have another poem by Helen Hunt Jackson titled, ‘October’s Bright Blue Weather.’
Helen Hunt Jackson (1831-1885) was an American poet and novelist. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her father was a professor in Amherst College, but she spent much of her life in California.
She married a banker in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she lived for a few years.
Her poems are very beautiful, and “September” and “October’s Bright Blue Weather” are especially good pictures of these autumn months.
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I’m 80 this year, and this poem still makes me cry.
Every October this poem comes into my mind . I am 81 years old. This is one of my favorite poems! This poem among others such as “The First Snow fall”, “The children,s Hour, Annabel Lee and “How much do I love you”, I have passed on to my grandchildren .
That is such a treasure for your grandchildren. I enjoyed discovering these poems with my kids as they were not passed down from my parents. Thank you for sharing Barbara. 🙂
My mother used to recite this poem every year on her birthday which was in October (oct. 9) it was so nice to see it ! Wonderful memories!!!
Thank you for sharing Vennetta. I am so thankful for memories of our mamas!!
My dad’s favorite poem. About a hundred years ago, in school and right before recess, the teacher had the students study this before going outside.
The influence of a someone taking advantage of a teachable moment has lasted for decades.
Thank you for sharing Warren. Sadly, I don’t remember much poetry in my schooling. I was happy to enjoy some beautiful pieces while homeschooling my kids. This is one we enjoyed. 🙂
Lovely! I memorized this poem as a 10 year old in the 5th grade…one of the last teachers probably to have us memorize but what they don’t understand today is that memorization of poems like this helps in studying AND learning! Every year on the 1st of October I read this one!