The Universe Is a Procession

It is the end of October. In one short month, autumn has peaked and closed. The mornings are dark and cold. The evenings are short and shorter ushering in the long winter nights to come. I have located my snowboots and showshoes, my hats and mittens, my scarves and heavy pants. I have inspected my winter jacket. I have placed the snow shovel in the trunk of my car. I have scraped frost off the car windows twice. Each time the frost was hard and required much effort to remove.


October Oak Leaves


Whitman wrote in Leaves of Grass

All is a procession,
The universe is a procession with measured and beautiful motion.


At the end of October, autumn has peaked and closed. I have resolved myself to winter. I can do nothing less. The seasons dictate this; the shortening days say it is so.



Aspen Sky in Mid-October

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass, the Original 1855 Edition, 95. New York: Dover Publications, 2007.



2 thoughts on “The Universe Is a Procession

  1. Gorgeous photos. That was the very book of poetry they had us read in college. I so needed to see more fall photos, as ours lasted only a couple of weeks here in Colorado. I hope you stay warm on your walks with your winter attire, and that the season brings more scenery to be captured on camera by you. Take care!

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    1. Thank you, Shanice! Now that the leaves have fallen, the landscape has become brown with little variation. The next exciting thing to come will be snow…the kind that piles up and blows around for months. After a few weeks of November brown, I’ll start looking forward to it! I guess I’m a four seasons person, after all.


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