Asters and other summer flowers are in bloom. Upstairs and down, all windows are open. Grapes, plums, apples and peaches are ripening. Unfettered children run and play outdoors. School starts next week;autumn is close at hand Touching mornings and evenings with coolness.
Do you remember August, When summer was still alive; Yet boredom and anticipation Were beginning to move in? New shoes, clothes and school supplies; Friends meeting on the playground Getting lockers and class schedules; Checking out the newcomers. “Not so fast,” you were thinking, Warm days and evenings still reign; The county fair is justContinue reading “BACK TO SCHOOL”
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn,Continue reading “THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER”