Poems about the Weather A visitor requested the details of a poem she remembered from childhood which contained the words " October's bright blue weather". The words were provided by Stephanie together with two other poems with the subject of weather. As the first two poems were over 100 years old, they were about weather and they rhymed, they have been included on this site, even though they are not folklore. Three out of four selection criteria is fairly good. This poem can be found in:
Jackson, Helen. Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. Stevenson, Burton Egbert, ed.
The Home Book of Verse for Young Folks. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915.
October's Bright Blue Weather
by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
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 bumble-bee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant, And Golden-Rod is dying fast, And lanes with grapes are fragrant; When Gentians roll their fringes tight To save them for the morning