Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quote for the Week: September

Here's John Updike on September. September in Houston is still pretty much like July and our leaves look like this because there's been no rain all summer, but I like to think of it this way:

"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
- John Updike, September


Elizabeth Young said... [Reply to comment]

I love this Thelma! Autumn is my favourite time of the year and John Updike expresses the richness of the season so wonderfully here. Thank you for sharing!

thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by.

Julia Munroe Martin said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Thelma, Thanks for your comment on my Message in A Bottle blog -- couldn't find your email, so I'm reaching you this way. Here's the link to my original post:


Hope you enjoy it -- I LOVE the John Updike poem! Cheers, Julia

Bella said... [Reply to comment]

Thelma, I think John Updike has captured September's essence beautifully in this poem! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

S.L. Bartlett said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm flattered you wish to share it with your family. I visited your website, and now I just have to find your book! It's right up my alley. LOL Loved the photo and the poem. It looks like that now in my area of Alberta, Canada. We're enjoying while we can, because unfortuantely autumn doesn't last long in our part of the country. They turn and fall away within a week or two. Thanks for the read; I enjoyed it very much.


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