IT WAS IN THE NINTH GRADE THAT OUR TEACHER MISS ARVESON played a trick on us. She taught us “October’s Bright Blue Weather,” and told the class we would forget it. I resisted looking it up for this post, so I’ll just share what I do recall:
OCTOBER’S BRIGHT BLUE WEATHER
O suns and skies and flowers of June,
and ______ of June together,
you cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather.