A Song in October
Clouds gather, treetops toss and sway;
But pour us wine, an old one!
That we may turn this dreary day
To golden, yes, to golden!
Autumn has come, but never fear,
Wait but a little while yet,
Spring will be here, the skies will clear,
And the fields stand deep in violets.
The heavenly blue of fresh new days
Oh, friend, you must employ them
Before they pass away. Be brave!
Enjoy them; oh, enjoy them!
~ Theodor Storm, A Song in October
October’s the month when the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower of Autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down
October is red and golden and brown.
~ Songs that teach