Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia. I searched the name on this stone, hoping for clues regarding the inscription, came up empty handed.

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Blogger Lightnin said...

October's Bright Blue Weather

O SUNS and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October's bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October's bright blue weather.

Helen Hunt Jackson

Blogger emory said...

Hey Lightnin'-thnx for poem! Sweet. The lady's name was Perhonis I think (I am still at TownCreek). Greek name...

Blogger Barrett said...

Wow...I'll remember this, words and image. Thanks to you both.

- Barrett


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