Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OCTOBER, by MARGERY ATWOOD TODHAL



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OCTOBER, by            
First Line: There is a sense of rich fulfilment here
Last Line: Share the character of their common dust.
Subject(s): Autumn; October; Seasons; Fall


There is a sense of rich fulfilment here
Sweeter than all the promises of spring.
Youth in his April, man in full mid-year,
Storms through his days with nervous questioning.
Only at last, when life is toward the close,
Desire done, and fruits of labor heaped
Around him, does he mellow to repose
And smile, contented, on the good he's reaped.
So is the earth these quiet autumn days,
After her passionate flowering. Now she lies
Lovelier for her labor, and there strays
An halo of mist above her golden eyes.
Man and the earth are one, and ever must
Share the character of their common dust.





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