Autumn has arrived to bring cool pleasant breeze and cornucopia of harvest. Although it often puts us in nostalgic, sometimes even melancholic mood, autumn is a great season. Since autumn equinox passed by  quite a while ago, days are getting short and nights are getting longer and holyday season is approaching. It is time for us to read more and think more. I have a poem on October and one of my own which was written some time ago.

As autumn comes

As autumn comes,

What I remember most

While I am inhaling cool air

That is scented with chrysanthemums

Is my mother.

She used to collect flower petals

Of chrysanthemums

To use for chrysanthemum wine

Which she loved to brew

For holidays and guests.

I loved to help her for picking chrysanthemum

And watch her

While she was brewing wine.

Those good times has long gone

But it is still vivid in my memory.

Now, I am far away

In a remote country.

I am still longing for the time

When I was young and gallant

And every thing seemed pleasurable

While my mother was around.


Jae Ro



It Was One of Those Fine October Days


It was one of those fine October days
free from summer’s heat and haze
but not yet gripped by autumn chill.

It was one of those fine October days
when the sky’s so clear
you can see the moon
through the atmosphere

It was one of those fine October days
when the trees sport yellow and red
instead of everyday summer green.

It was one of those fine October days
when one draws a deep breath
and is grateful
to be resident on Earth.

Richard Greene