2 September


August pirouettes across the kitchen floor 

as I sweep the beach sand back outside again

August dances on an evening breeze and tickles the air on the porch

rocking our chairs 

carrying the sounds of guitar and soft song

into the hush

August dries the bathing suits that hang on the hooks in the bathroom

and puddles the sea water onto the floor beneath them

August hears the sounds of children's laughter 

and sees the eyes that crinkle when they smile

August smells of marshmallows and small fires and giant old fir trees

August sets the geese down in the golden fields and  swoops them up again over drifting seas

August sways us gently toward the inevitable and steps aside 

September gently touches nodding goldenrod and turns the apples red

So we who stand here in the gleam of so lovely and so charming of a dance

will know the splendid joy of August

who whirls us through the summers of our lives

and leaves us in reverence of her grace.

To have it all and give it up so sweetly


  1. Well, this sure is wonderful. :) You've made August even more beautiful.

  2. love those campfires and marshmallows...and fir trees....august into september is perfect weather to camp...excellent closing line as well...

  3. I think I will look at the month of August a little differently now. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing! It was beautiful!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  4. This is so beautiful. I love the delicate handing over of months and seasons.

  5. Seasons changing is always melancholic, but never as much as the change from summer into autumn, I feel.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  6. Really enjoyed this. I missed a bit of my summer this year due to the insane amount of rain we've had. Looking forward to fall....it's may fave. You captured both so nicely.

  7. Delicate, lovely lines of transformation and impermanence!

  8. Yes, lovely indeed.

  9. So beautifully depicted, the grace of this season!

  10. What a lovely piece. I enjoyed this so much I read it twice. Beautiful. Just beautiful!

  11. What a great personification of a month. It's a neat idea.

  12. Love it. Makes me feel melancholy, yet again, for the passing of my favorite season. You've captured it perfectly.

  13. Love it. Makes me feel melancholy, yet again, for the passing of my favorite season. You've captured it perfectly.

  14. I'm in awe! This is gorgeous!!

  15. oh this is really nice! great piece! wish I had written it.


  16. Beautiful and reminiscent. Love this piece! So very well crafted.
    -Alicia Audrey

  17. This made me happy and sad... we spend June on the beach, and it is so lovely and summery...and now as fall starts to show itself it makes me long for those days.

  18. I love the simplicity of both your design and your way of writing. This is lovely. Thanks for linking up. Don't forget to come back to Trifecta and vote for your favorites. It's community judging this week!

  19. Great poem. Especially love the opening lines. <3 august pirouetting <3

  20. wow. this was quite stunning really.


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