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Poetry Friday: Back Yard by Carl Sandburg

September 2nd, 2016 (06:00 am)
contemplative

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Song: Fade to Black by Nina Gordon

Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.

An Italian boy is sending songs to you to-night from an accordion.
A Polish boy is out with his best girl; they marry next month; to-night they are throwing you kisses.

An old man next door is dreaming over a sheen that sits in a cherry tree in his back yard.

The clocks say I must go - I stay here sitting on the back porch drinking white thoughts you rain down.

Shine on, O moon,
Shake out more and more silver changes.

- Back Yard by Carl Sandburg

Happy September, everyone! Welcome to a beautiful new month!

Last month, I shared four Mary Oliver poems, including her aptly-titled piece August. What poems make you think of summer? Let me know in the comments below! Also share your thoughts at the readergirlz blog.

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Comments

Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2016 03:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!

This is lovely. Makes me want to dust off my Carl Sandberg and read more. Thank you!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2016 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

Happy weekend, Violet!

Posted by: Irene Latham (Irene Latham)
Posted at: September 4th, 2016 02:08 am (UTC)

All silver under your rain... yes! We were on the beach last night WHILE IT WAS RAINING. Somewhere there was a moon and it felt silver to me. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 4th, 2016 02:11 am (UTC)

Oh, how lovely!

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: September 4th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)

My favorite sky-light is Orion, throwing his leg up over August to run through the sky during my early morning walks until December, when he leaps the western horizon.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 4th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)

I do love the starlight.

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