From the Editor of the Newsletter – October 2021
Crispy air and azure skies,
High above, a white cloud flies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!
Colours bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!
Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!
Brown earth freshly turned by plough,
Apples shine on bended bough,
Bins overflowed with oats and wheat,
And satisfaction reigns complete. October!
Radiant joy is everywhere.
Spirits in tune to the spicy air,
Thrill in the glory of each day.
Life’s worth living when we say, October!
Joseph Pullman Porter
I hope you enjoyed the October poem. It is one of my favourite months for all the reasons that Joseph Pullman Porter states. October is a beautiful and magical month.
I always look forward to Halloween – even the more American-ised version with ‘trick or treat’! It is so much fun to open your door to find a group of tiny people in their Spiderman, Zombie, Princess and Skeleton costumes (to name but a few favourites). As one of the privileged to work at the school, the children take great delight in finding ‘Mrs Cooper’ standing there with huge tubs of sweets (and fruit). The grown-ups are all looking embarrassed while their offspring rummage through to find the best sweets! I make sure to offer the sweets to the parents too… who doesn’t like a Drumstick lolly?
Take care all.