summer, she is good

Back Yard
by Carl Sandburg

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.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. sandy says:

    your blog looks great!

  2. meetinggrace says:

    thanks! decided it was time to change it up a bit!

  3. Mia says:

    I really love your new blogdesign. Interesting and wants me to read more.
    Hugs 🙂

  4. Dufflyn says:

    That is such a beautiful poem, thanks for sharing it Lizzie! Hope summer is treating you well so far!

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