Thursday, March 28, 2013

Calendar By John Updike

Toward August's end,
a hard night rain;
and the lawn littered
with leaves again.
How the seasons blend!
So seeming still,
Summer is fettered
to a solar will
which never rests.
The slanting ray
ignites migration
within the jay
and plans for nests
are hatching when
the northern nation
looks white to men.