Friday, September 14, 2007

Poetry Friday: September

from Robert Finch:

But now in September the garden has cooled,
and with it my possessiveness.

The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head ...
The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from
intense midsummer relationship
that brought it on."

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cloudscome said...

That is lovely! I am looking forward to spending some time in my garden this weekend.

jama said...

Lovely! Thanks :)!

Mary Lee said...

How perfect. My possessiveness of my garden officially ends this weekend when I pull up the basil bushes and make batch after batch of pesto!

Becky said...

Perfect for this time of year, Karen.

My gardening zeal starts to cool in August as certain crops start to come to an end (peas) and the garden actually becomes work, trying to make sure I can take care of all the fruits and vegetables in the time I have. They don't always match evenly...

We had the first hard frost on Wednesday, and while I was sad about the flowers, especially the tender annuals (I actually said goodbye to them, and cut some last bouquets), the vanishing rows of vegetables are a relief right about now :)