OCTOBER POEMS

This page is specially prepared for october poems. You can reach newest and popular october poems from this page. You can vote and comment on the october poems you read.

Late October Woods

Clumped in the shadow of the beech,
In whose brown top the crows are loud,
Where, every side, great briers reach
And cling like hands, the beechdrops crowd
.....
Madison Julius Cawein

Madison Julius Cawein
Months

January cold desolate;
February all dripping wet;
March wind ranges;
April changes;
.....
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti
Poems For Piraye (9 To 10 O-clock Poems)

Remembering you is good
in prison
amid the news
of victory and death
.....

Nazim Hikmet
October

October is the treasurer of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store;
The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,
And fill her brimming coffers more and more.
.....
Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Great Hunger

I
Clay is the word and clay is the flesh
Where the potato-gatherers like mechanised scarecrows move
Along the side-fall of the hill - Maguire and his men.
.....

Patrick Kavanagh
Justice

October, 1918


Across a world where all men grieve
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
The Church Of Brou

I
THE CASTLE

Down the Savoy valleys sounding,
.....
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold
Tam O'shanter

A Tale

“Of Brownyis and of Bogilis full is this Buke.”
-Gawin Douglas.
.....
Robert Burns

Robert Burns
The Swiss Alps.

Yesterday brown was still thy head, as the locks of my loved one,

Whose sweet image so dear silently beckons afar.
Silver-grey is the early snow to-day on thy summit,
.....

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Summer Has Two Beginnings'

1422

Summer has two Beginnings-
Beginning once in June-
.....
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Columbus

(12TH OCTOBER 1492)

From his adventurous prime
He dreamed the dream sublime:
.....

William Watson
A November Night

There! See the line of lights,
A chain of stars down either side the street-
Why can't you lift the chain and give it to me,
A necklace for my throat? I'd twist it round
.....

Sara Teasdale
Comus

A Masque Presented At Ludlow Castle, 1634, Before

The Earl Of Bridgewater, Then President Of Wales.

.....
John Milton

John Milton
The Ballad Of The Children Of The Czar

1

The children of the Czar
Played with a bouncing ball
.....
Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz
Verses On Games

Here is a horse to tame
Here is a gun to handle
God knows you can enter the game
If you'll only pay for the same,
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
An October Nocturne

The night was faint and sheer;
Immobile, road and dune.
Then, for a moment, clear,
A plane moved past the moon.
.....

Yvor Winters
Bantry Bay

On the eighteenth of October we lay in Bantry Bay,
All ready to set sail, with a fresh and steady gale:
A fortnight and nine days we in the harbour lay,
And no breeze ever reached us or strained a single sail.
.....
John Clare

John Clare
Captain Craig Iii

I found the old man sitting in his bed,
Propped up and uncomplaining. On a chair
Beside him was a dreary bowl of broth,
A magazine, some glasses, and a pipe.
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
To Postumous In October

When you and I were younger the world was passing fair;
Our days were sped with laughter, our steps were free as air;
Life lightly lured us onward, and ceased not to unroll
In endless shining vistas a playground for the soul.
.....
R. C. Lehmann

R. C. Lehmann
Memory Of My Father

Every old man I see
Reminds me of my father
When he had fallen in love with death
One time when sheaves were gathered.
.....

Patrick Kavanagh
October In New Zealand

O JUNE has her diamonds, her diamonds of sheen,
Meet for a queen-s neck, if Death had e-er a queen!
June has her blue days, jewels of delight,
Set in the ivory of Alp-land white,-
.....

Jessie Mackay
Our Willie

'T was merry Christmas when he came,
Our little boy beneath the sod;
And brighter burned the Christmas flame,
And merrier sped the Christmas game,
.....

Henry Timrod
Prairie

I WAS born on the prairie and the milk of its wheat, the red of its clover, the eyes of its women, gave me a song and a
slogan.

Here the water went down, the icebergs slid with gravel, the gaps and the valleys hissed, and the black loam came, and the
.....
Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg
Ball's Bluff

A Reverie
October, 1861


.....
Herman Melville

Herman Melville
The Battle Of Hastings

I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings,
As happened in days long gone by,
When Duke William became King of England,
And 'Arold got shot in the eye.
.....

Marriott Edgar
Dutch Mistress

A hotel in whose ledgers departures are more prominent than arrivals.
With wet Koh-i-noors the October rain
strokes what's left of the naked brain.
In this country laid flat for the sake of rivers,
.....

Joseph Brodsky
Dark-browed Martha

When the frost-king clothed the forests
In a flood of gorgeous dyes,
Death called little dark-browed Martha
To her mansion in the skies.
.....

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
The Exam

It is mid-October. The trees are in
their autumnal glory (red, yellow-green,

orange) outside the classroom where students
.....

Joyce Sutphen
October

The green elm with the one great bough of gold
Lets leaves into the grass slip, one by one, --
The short hill grass, the mushrooms small milk-white,
Harebell and scabious and tormentil,
.....

Edward Thomas
October

Is it winter again, is it cold again,
didn't Frank just slip on the ice,
didn't he heal, weren't the spring seeds planted

.....
Louise Gluck

Louise Gluck
A Proper Trewe Idyll Of Camelot

Whenas ye plaisaunt Aperille shoures have washed and purged awaye
Ye poysons and ye rheums of earth to make a merrie May,
Ye shraddy boscage of ye woods ben full of birds that syng
Right merrilie a madrigal unto ye waking spring,
.....
Eugene Field

Eugene Field
I Know The Music

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells:
.....
Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
Pauline Part I

To the memory of my devoted wife dead and gone yet always with me I dedicate

PAULINE

.....

Hanford Lennox Gordon
Portrait Of A Lady

Thou hast committed-
Fornication: but that was in another country,
And besides, the wench is dead.
The Jew of Malta.
.....
T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot
The Daisy - On Finding One In Bloom On Christmas-day

There is a flower, a little flower
With silver crest and golden eye,
That welcomes every changing hour,
And weathers every sky.
.....

James Montgomery
The Willows

After Edgar Allan Poe


The skies they were ashen and sober,
.....
Bret Harte

Bret Harte
Embarcation

Southampton Docks: October 1899

Here, where Vespasian's legions struck the sands,
And Cendric with the Saxons entered in,
.....
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
The Undying

In thin clear light unshadowed shapes go by
Small on green fields beneath the hueless sky.
They do not stay for question, do not hear
Any old human speech: their tongue and ear
.....

John Freeman
To J. D. H.

(Killed at Surrey C. H., October, 1866.)


Dear friend, forgive a wild lament
.....
Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier
The Colonel's Soliloquy (southampton Docks: October, 1899)

"The quay recedes. Hurrah! Ahead we go! . . .
It's true I've been accustomed now to home,
And joints get rusty, and one's limbs may grow
   More fit to rest than roam.
.....
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
Snow-bound: A Winter Idyl

To the Memory of the Household It Describes
This Poem is Dedicated by the Author:

"As the Spirits of Darkness be stronger in the dark, so Good Spirits,which be Angels of Light, are augmented not only by the Divine lightof the Sun, but also by our common Wood Fire: and as the CelestialFire drives away dark spirits, so also this our Fire of Wood doth thesame." -- Cor. Agrippa, Occult Philosophy,
.....
John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
A Man Young And Old:- The Empty Cup

A crazy man that found a cup,
When all but dead of thirst,
Hardly dared to wet his mouth
Imagining, moon-accursed,
.....
William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats
Llewellyn And The Tree

Could he have made Priscilla share
The paradise that he had planned,
Llewellyn would have loved his wife
As well as any in the land.
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
S.h.

With beams December planets dart
His cold eye truth and conduct scanned,
July was in his sunny heart,
October in his liberal hand.
.....
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Overture

October's orchestra plays softly on
The northern forest with its thousand strings,
And Autumn, the conductor wields anon
The Golden-rod-- The baton that he swings.
.....

Emily Pauline Johnson
October

Cease to call him sad and sober,
Merriest of months, October!
Patron of the bursting bins,
Reveler in wayside inns,
.....
Don Marquis

Don Marquis
Ad Magistrum Ludi

NOW in the sky
And on the hearth of
Now in a drawer the direful cane,
That sceptre of the . . . reign,
.....
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
Falltime

GOLD of a ripe oat straw, gold of a southwest moon,
Canada thistle blue and flimmering larkspur blue,
Tomatoes shining in the October sun with red hearts,
Shining five and six in a row on a wooden fence,
.....
Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg
Memorial

The wild October sky
Rises not so high,
The tree's roots that creep
Into the earth's body thrust not so deep
.....

John Freeman