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Monday, August 13, 2007

I Present to You - August!

This is a re-posting of a poem I wrote while on holidays at the log cabins last year. Today and this evening had a real August feel to it. What a welcome change to the hot, humid and muggy summer we've had so far!
August Is Announced

The nights are cool
The berries are gone
The lake is colder
There's mist at dawn
Crickets are singing
In the evening still
We're building fires
To take off the chill
The winds of August
Leave tell-tale signs
The gusts and the gales
Sway the lofty pines
The evergreen's laden
Heavy with cones
Some leaves are tinged
In colourful tones
The woodpecker's drumming
His August tattoo
And the raucous bluejay
Is screaming at you
The asters in bloom
Are staking a claim
All down the pathway
They shout their name
The squirrels are chattering
About what's ahead
They eat all they can
Before summer is dead
August's announced
By Nature's call
Lending its voice
To the prelude of Fall

Mother of Invention, savouring these last few weeks of August.

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16 Comments:

Blogger TorAa said...

Asplendid desciption of August. Valid even on this side of the pond.

Thanks for sharing

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Happy to hear you're enjoying cooler days. Thanks for the re-post. Still enjoy the poem! I'm in the mood of only browsing my favorite blogs like yours.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Your words provide the perfect picture of our Canadian August. How very lovely.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 
Blogger mystic rose said...

beautiful!

Im sad tho, I see the leaves turning color too.. summer is just too short. it feels as tho it was barely here, esp this year.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 
Blogger Mike M said...

OMG!!! August is the hottest month here in DC!!! I'm moving to your house!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 
Blogger Bob said...

ditto mike m: summer is just getting started here in GA. It won't cool off like you describe until late October.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Toraa: Thanks! Yes, we're in line with your climate/weather most of the time...just not with the sunlight hours so much!

Twilite: Thanks! I'm honoured! Although I love the sun,I didn't really love that heat we've had this summer.

Coll: Thank you! Canadians are we, through and through!

Mystic: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it and can relate. You've seen colour change already? We might see a bit in a few weeks.

I couldn't make comments on your other posts because the page wouldn't go far enough down! I tried everything and couldn't remedy it but I'll try again!

Mike: didn't realize it was so hot in DC in August. Well, sometimes we have the odd heat wave in August, but it usually cols at night.

Bob: I could never live there! I just don't do the heat well. You sure have a heck of a long growing season! We've had snow in late October!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Re-post or not: its a great poem!
Yes August has arrived - the last summer month at least in Norway. It has been a rainy one this year, but still there is some left and then a bit of hope:-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

It's so interesting that your summer is so much shorter than ours. It's blazing hot here and won't cool off for a long while. I could use a little Canadian weather these days!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

 
Blogger mystic rose said...

hi, moi,
to reply to your comment, (and no, I didnt mind at all that you asked me)
Theres more than that facet to India, if you actually went to the the country, that is not what you would see- since even in poverty things arent that bad.
I personally left since I was married and my husband lives here. But in general, it is the same everywhere people leave in search of new land looking for a better life, as well, an answer to a certain restlessness and pioneerng spirit in them, I guess. At one time, the West was a big draw in terms of professional and material success. Now the question has become sort of superfluous, I think, since the whole world is gravitating towards becoming one, since even with good prospects in India(or elsewhere), traveling or even migrting elsewhere seems to have become a part of life.

There might even come a day when one might be incredulous that a person has never moved away from where their native place. :)). Im not talking about so much of a gypsy lifestyle, just that things are progressing in such a direction.. perhaps down the road the world would really be one. ? One either goes with the flow towards this merging or gets left behind. :)))

Thursday, August 16, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

..and a maple here and there with a little orange on the leaves...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny:Thanks! We have had such dry hot weather. I hope you get some of our weather for the last of summer. The snow can fly in Nov.!

Barbara: Yes, I didn't know it was that different but I know you were having spring budding out and flowering before us. I was getting sick of the heat wave!

Mystic: Thanks for answering. Nice to know that the poverty isn't horribly bad.

Yes, as we grow more alike, there will be no need to migrate from where we live. I can't imagine a better place than Canada so I'd never want to migrate anywhere.

GR: Yes, just to remind us of what looms ahead! (No snow thank God!)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

How does it happen so fast? I can tell by the nuts dropping from squirrel's paws onto the tin shed roof.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

Love this!!! I'm saving it, if you don't mind.
I love the later August days, too. Everything seems more mellow-more golden-softer somehow. Or, maybe it's my anticipation of the burnished days of Autumn appoaching (my favorite season).

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

 
Blogger Lynette said...

I'm still in the muggy hot stage here in the state of Virginia too and your poem is like a breath of fresh fall air! Awesome imagry in your words and ohhh hurry up fall, I want crisp cool nights too! :D

Monday, August 27, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen:That's a sure sign!

Gewells: No, I don't mind! I love the crispness and colours of fall too!

Lynette: Thanks! Sending some August night air to chill you down!

Monday, August 27, 2007

 

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