Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Moon

In the Dark of the Moon

In the dark of the moon,
Beware! Have a care!
Of the ring at the door
And nobody there.

Of the soap hieroglyphics
On a clean pane;
Of hushed, ghostly giggles;
Of steps down a lane.

Beware! Have a care!
Of the small shape in white
With a pumpkiny lantern,
Its features alight.

No use to be looking
Stern, staid and sober-
Better turn goblin
This night in October.

author:  Ethel Romig Fuller, Kitchen Sonnets

These big orange pumpkins remind me of a large harvest moon.
I hope you are all celebrating the beauty of the season.

16 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

What a cute poem!

I am really enjoying the season, but have no pumpkins at my house yet. It's time to get some!!!

soeurs du jour said...

oh we are! Roasted root vegetables, turkey and pie. Slanted light of early sunsets burning the colours of the trees bright against the grey skies.

xo
Kath

soeurs du jour said...

oh we are! Roasted root vegetables, turkey and pie. Slanted light of early sunsets burning the colours of the trees bright against the grey skies.

xo
Kath

Laurie said...

I've never heard that poem before Marilyn, how cute! Love the pumpkin and gourds, I better get going with my fall decorating before winter sets in!

Steph said...

I am looking forward to little ones at my doorstep!

Tracy said...

This is sweet... and love the pumpkin image, Marilyn! I just love this time of year. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

relevanttealeaf said...

Love the photo, poem, and Fall!

paris parfait said...

Hi Marilyn - I have a pumpkin and decorative gourds very similar to yours in my kitchen window. :) Love the autumnal tones. Hope all is well w/ you and J! xo

Jeanie said...

What a perfect poems for that image! I had great plans to clean up the front today, add some pumpkins and all -- and it is pouring! Perhaps tomorrow!

S. Etole said...

What an enjoyable poem for this colorful time of year.

parTea lady said...

I liked the poem and the great photo.

koralee said...

Loving your Autumn display! xo

somepinkflowers said...

{{ aaahhh...
i have but one wee pumpkin
by my front door!

i have high hopes for more
but
hot temps
are keeping me at the beach
instead
so playing mostly
with sea*shells!

thanks for sharing yours,
dear Tea*queen! }}


Jeanne said...

Beautiful photograph and verse.
Love and hugs

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I love your collection of pumpkins, especially the green spidery looking one!

Halloween never did anything for me as a kid, but seeing it my daughter's eyes helps me to feel the energy and fun of this poem.

Angela McRae said...

I haven't bought any actual pumpkins this season so am enjoying seeing them on my friends' blogs!