Monday, September 14, 2009

Soul Food 21~



"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


Merçi Joesistah~

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to start the day, Monique. Thank you.

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  2. Very beautiful, I love how the writing appears behind the sunflower!
    Cheers,
    Margaret B

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  3. Beauty M....embrace the fall, xoxoKathy @sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  4. So nice to read for a Monday Morning. :)

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  5. so pretty... oh that first shot... how do you always get everything so perfect~

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  6. Ahh..I love these Soul Foods~ Because they will be over before I know it~ Soon..it will be x-country ski tracks to the course~

    I never tire of the fall..until November..

    I have so much garden work ahead of me for the sleep time..but it is all worth..the awakening time~

    Just bear w/ me from Nov till May~

    When my world..hibernates~

    And then finally reawakens~

    Thank you for appreciating even the smallest input~

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  7. It took my breath away....I love poetry...and sunflowers...and the view from the other side.

    Thank you.

    Diane

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  8. Sometimes the backs are prettier than the fronts! The shy look :) I am not looking forward to the fall chores either!

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  9. Sunflowers and Monique. The perfect summer duo.

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  10. I'm always a little sad to see summer pass but fall has it's own rewards.

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