Wednesday, September 7, 2016

So Long Summer Sale!

When poppies in the garden bleed,
And coreopsis goes to seed,
And pansies, blossoming past their prime,
Grow small and smaller all the time,
When on the mown field, shrunk and dry,
Brown dock and purple thistle lie,
And smoke from forest fires at noon
Can make the sun appear the moon,
When apple seeds, all white before,
Begin to darken in the core,
I know that summer, scarcely here,
Is gone until another year.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay~


  1. Love your pretty poetry!
    I am a retired elementary teacher who read to her classes and I have so missed it?
    Do you remember, from Charolette's Web, the description of a season ending? Summer is over and gone.......

  2. Really interested in the bird cage.
    But can't figure out how to contact you.

  3. Nice poem! Happy Friday ♥

  4. Nancy, I love your blog, as I am obsessed with transferware, too! I realize you specialize in English transferware, but I was wondering if I could beg your help in dating a piece of Homer Laughlin Historical America? I will gladly send you photos if you will contact me via my gmail address ( Thanks so much, and totally understand if you can't help.


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