Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Hint of Fall

There's just a hint of fall in the air today. The morning is cool and breezy and the sun is less intense. I've enjoyed the summer, but it really makes me look forward to flannel sheets, corn mazes, a simmering pot on the stove and bread fresh from the oven.
"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
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
- John Updike, September