Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Lovely Day

 A gift from the garden.
 Autumn is in the air this morning in my garden.

It is a lovely day.
The last day of summer.
Oh JOY of the season's changing.
A day to celebrate.

The Song of a Lovely Day

Of kitchen curtains blowing; of a bubbling kettle;
Of a yellow cat on an oaken settle;
Of the webs I'm brushing from a corner in the hall;
Of crimson roses climbing up a garden wall;
Of a beater whipping egg-whites to a froth;
Of a table set for tea with a linen cloth;
Of children's lilting laughter; of a broom's soft swish;
Of the first ripe strawberries in a crystal dish;
Of a morning's ironing and its crisp array-
Oh, of all the details of a lovely day,
I will make a song, dear, then when I am through
Will keep it for the singing, come evening, to you.
~Ethel Romig Fuller from Kitchen Sonnets


Rosemary said...

Celebrate, indeed!

Mary said...

Tell D I want some of those carrots!

Having a marvelous safari - see my lion pix today!
Internet not good but managed to show a few - no time to write much though!
Hugs - Mary

Jeanie said...

Is your gift from the garden orange leaves? Couldn't quite tell (sort of looks like a lobster but I don't think so!). Well, any time there is a gift of any type from the garden it is a good day! I love your pretty rose!

Summer said...

Such a cutie- Thanks for the carrots ♥

Joy said...

You find the best poems! I'm waiting for it to start looking like fall here in north GA, but I enjoyed seeing your pictures while I wait.