504. O suns and skies and clouds of June, and flowers of June together, ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather. ~Helen Hunt Jackson


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Delightful candy apples,
A red carmel coating,
Sticky with each bite you take.
making faces red.

Sylvia’s poem above is Dodoitsu which is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5, no rhyme or metre is used, and any subject is acceptable.

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings. ~Psalm 17:8   ✝

**Candy Apple Image found on Pinterest

18 thoughts on “504. O suns and skies and clouds of June, and flowers of June together, ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather. ~Helen Hunt Jackson

  1. This really made me smile. It brought back the feeling I had about autumn when I was a little girl. It made me want to go for a walk outside.

    I mentioned before that I lived in the bay area in California until I was 10 years old. I lived in for a few years during that time in San Jose. My parents would sometimes take me to an amusement park called Frontier Village. There was another amusement park that had a Christmas/NortPole theme. I think you it was open year round. I really liked it. The beautiful photo of the caramel apples and the rest of the post reminded me of going into a gift shop there and getting some candy that tasted different than any other kind I had ever had. It was bright red like those apples.

    I am so thankful for your blog. It transports me to places I haven’t been in so long. I haven’t written any poetry in a long time. I would like to try a dodoitsu.

    Hugs, and Blessings,


  2. I made some typos. The screen on my laptop has some damage that has created 5 vertical bars. The effect is like looking through a barred window and trying to read something on the wall inside. LOL This makes it harder for me to catch my mistakes. I need to proofread more carefully. 🙂


  3. Oh I’m so glad it made you smile and takes you back to places in memory! It really wasn’t much of a post today, but I couldn’t resist the photo when I found it. And I hope you do try your hand at some dodoitsu! I’d love to read it. I may even give it a try. I’m not much of a poet, but I’ve tried some Haiku and this sounds easy enough and l think it would be fun. Huge hugs and blessing to you too, Theresa! N ❤ 🙂


  4. Every post you write contains treasure!

    I have written a little poetry at one of my blogs, but except for the acrostic poems, they are not any certain kind. I just wrote lines that sort of rhymed and meant something to me. I have been meaning to read up on the different kinds of poetry and try my hand at writing some that actually follow the rules. 🙂


  5. In French we call “candy apples” pommes d’amour, I’m sure you will like this expression… oui, bonjour Boctobre! I wish we had rain, because September was nice but SO dry… I just love the scent of rain in my garden… and the music of rainfalls… much ♥ to you 🙂


    • Oh I love that expression! Everything sounds better in French! And I love the scent of rain too. We finally got some today for the first time in months. My garden and I were so thankful! Ooooh, I love that, the music of the rainfalls. You put together such lovely combinations of words, mon ami. Much, much ❤ to you too.

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