I pull October from the mist,
gather up the weaves
after the storm has tried to strip
the trees of blushing leaves.
I wind them round my finger,
the delicate wisps that linger
in fallen apples rotting
into cider scent, in dangling
corpses of daddy-longlegs
and dew-encrusted spider-webs
woven in between red sunsets
and orange mornings.
I untangle gossamer spanning time
and space to make October mine.
Kim M. Russell, 30th September 2020
Magaly is back, excited about the coming month of October: ‘pumpkin chili and skull cakes …the all-around overabundance of witchy hats …scary prose and creepy poetry’! She has shared prose and poetry about October from L. M. Montgomery, Neil Gaiman and Robert Frost.
For today’s prompt, we are creating new poetry or prose inspired by anything October. Magaly asks us to ‘think of traditions, colors, rituals, folklore, memories of events lived in that month… and then write, link, read, and share your thoughts on the contributions of others’.
I have reworked a poem I wrote in October 2018.