Crispy air and azure skies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!
Colors bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!
Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!
Spirits in tune to the spicy air,
Thrill in the glory of each day.
Life's worth living when we say,October!
-Joseph Pullman Porter - an American poet