It’s September ~ Edgar Albert Guest

It’s September

It’s September, and the orchards are afire with red and gold,
And the nights with dew are heavy, and the morning’s sharp with cold;
Now the garden’s at its gayest with the salvia blazing red
And the good old-fashioned asters laughing at us from their bed;
Once again in shoes and stockings are the children’s little feet,
And the dog now does his snoozing on the bright side of the street.

It’s September, and the cornstalks are as high as they will go,
And the red cheeks of the apples everywhere begin to show;
Now the supper’s scarcely over ere the darkness settles down
And the moon looms big and yellow at the edges of the town;
Oh, it’s good to see the children, when their little prayers are said,
Duck beneath the patchwork covers when they tumble into bed.

It’s September, and a calmness and a sweetness seem to fall
Over everything that’s living, just as though it hears the call
Of Old Winter, trudging slowly, with his pack of ice and snow,
In the distance over yonder, and it somehow seems as though
Every tiny little blossom wants to look its very best
When the frost shall bite its petals and it droops away to rest.

It’s September! It’s the fullness and the ripeness of the year;
All the work of earth is finished, or the final tasks are near,
But there is no doleful wailing; every living thing that grows,
For the end that is approaching wears the finest garb it knows.
And I pray that I may proudly hold my head up high and smile
When I come to my September in the golden afterwhile.

Edgar Albert Guest

On a personal note I had a hair appointment this week with my very wonderful hairdresser who took to heart my complaints of what my pesky hot flashes were doing to my hair. She decided to try layering my hair to make it easier to care for. It probably would be easier for most people but I forgot in my “heated” state that I have no hair skills. I was quite alarmed with the results of my own efforts this morning to take advantage of her nice cut. I was desperate enough to try to find a hat that would look decent on my head. That is a desperate move on my part as I am not a hat person. And no I won’t be posting photos of my hair until you see some shots from England. I’m hoping I can find some solutions by then. On the bright side the color is real nice! 🙂

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “It’s September ~ Edgar Albert Guest

  1. Oh no! I suppose that I would be the least likely blogger to fervently wish for a photo. I knew that that would come back to bite.

    Now isn’t this poem something?! It says so concisely what I would wish to say about this earthly life.

    Happy preparations!

  2. This poem expresses so well what it happening around me here in KY. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I like to plant lots of marigolds as they are one flower that adds color in the fall when a lot of other plants are waning. I am a lurker of your blog, but I really enjoy your posts, photos and insight. Sometimes your Sunday hymns are special to me, too. ~ Elaine

  3. I so understand. If I ever win the lottery we DON’T play I would hire a hairdresser, a cook and a masseuse to all be on call. I finally found the right do for my abilities and it looks great on me but my SUPER thick hair was not making my head happy when our Summer humidity hit with my baby hot flashes. OY….it sometimes takes more than I’ve got in me to lay right. lol, I’ve always had my hair THINNED massively when I get a haircut so I just asked her to do that even more to help until the humidity leaves. I proudly wear my Jayhawk ball cap on many a day to run errands….thankful for it. Sometimes my hair increases my prayer life as I stand in front of a mirror wondering how to tame it. Hope you find new skills!

    I’m very curious what kind of plant the one with orange flowers is???? LOVE that color in a garden and it goes well with my beloved purple.

  4. Oh dear – I sympathise with the hair experience! My hairdresser and I may have to part ways but then that brings around the whole horror of finding another one. Right now I have a terrible cut that requires altogether too much fussing!
    Lovely poem – says it all so well about this gorgeous month.

  5. I too empathize and sympathize with your hair experience. My hair NEVER looks the same as how the hairdresser does it when I try to do it myself. If I were uber wealthy, I would have a hairdresser on staff too!

  6. You made me laugh! I am trying to picture you with a hat! With a little practice, I am sure you will get the hang of it and will be styling up a storm in no time!!

  7. Such a beautiful poem about this season and the season of life! I know what it’s like to have a hair cut that is hard to manage. I have very thin and fine hair and thankfully have a wonderful hairdresser that does amazing things to make it look decent! You’ll figure it out…for me a blowdryer and round brush make all the difference!

  8. Oh I hate the trials and tribulations of hair maintainence and understand about those hot flash/flat bang syndrome. If I thought I could get away with it I’d have no bangs at all…hubby however is afraid of my forehead.
    Maybe you could try a little bit of mouse and a large round brush. If not I hope your hair grows by the time you leave for England ;-).
    Xoxo, Cori g.

  9. Ellen, you made me laugh and it was good but I have had bad hair days many times in life..It will grow out or maybe try blow dryer to smooth it..I am too far away to help..

  10. Oye….should I laugh of shed a tear? Thinking the difference between a good and bad hair cut is about 2-3 weeks. Is Katie helping you out? Call Jill…she may have some hat style solutions for you. We all like ya not matter what du you are sporting.

  11. Your collage is beautiful, Ellen, and I love that poem. I’m not good at hair styling either, so I feel your pain (but I did have to laugh at the way you described it, sorry). Occasionally I have a good hair day and get compliments, but I cannot ever make it look that way again. I bet you’ll be styling yours like a pro before long. Good luck! laurie

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