August Muse Day

“August Muse Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

 Today is Garden Blogger’s Muse Day, day to post a poem relating to gardening.

Summer in the South

 Paul Laurence Dunbar

 

 The Oriole sings in the greening grove
As if he were half-way waiting,
The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green,
Timid, and hesitating.
The rain comes down in a torrent sweep
And the nights smell warm and piney,
The garden thrives, but the tender shoots
Are yellow-green and tiny.
Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,
Streams laugh that erst were quiet,
The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue
And the woods run mad with riot.

 

Thanks to Carolyn of Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for starting Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day.  Won’t you join in?

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8 Comments

  1. August 1, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Lovely Muse Day post!

  2. Nancy Bond said,

    August 1, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Lovely poem that I hadn’t heard before…and a beautiful bloom to go with it. 🙂

  3. Cindy said,

    August 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

    That’s a great poem and I love your photo too!

  4. Alexandra said,

    August 1, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    I enjoyed your post today. I love poetry (and write myself). I liked the poem you shared…the line that stood out to me the most was “Streams laugh that erst were quiet,” Thank you for sharing.

    *hugs*

  5. Alexandra said,

    August 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    PS I am about to finish a painting that was inspired by a recent post of yours wishing there were more blue flowers in the world. I called it “Too Blue”. I should be done tomorrow and will post on Sunday for review. 🙂

  6. Jan said,

    August 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks everybody for commenting on my posting. This poem really express how with sun, high temperatures, and rain, the Southern garden thrives.

    Alexandra, I can’t wait to see your painting.

  7. carolyngail said,

    August 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    NO, THANK YOU, Jan and everyone else who has brightened our summer day with their musings.

    Wonderful poem that vividly describes southern summers. Having grown up in Sweet Home Alabama I can especially appreciate the line ” nights smell warm and piney . “

  8. Jan said,

    August 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Glad you liked the poem, Carolyn, and thanks for stopping by.


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