Wednesday, September 22, 2010


From time to time, I'd like to share some of our favorite poems with you.

Helen Hunt Jackson

The goldenrod is yellow;
    The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down;

The gentian's bluest fringes
    Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
    Its hidden silk has spun;

The sedges flaunt their harvest
    In every meadow nook,
And asters by the brookside
    Make asters in the brook.

From dewy lanes at morning
    The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
    With yellow butterflies --

By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
    And autumn's best of cheer.

 Buell, Ellen.  Read Me a Poem: Children's Favorite Poetry.  New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1965.

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