Poetry Sunday-August Days





August Days 



The fairy lights have all gone out,

The darkness lingers now.

Summer’s vacation is ending soon

As she takes her final bow.



No, I will not think of that time.

No, now I will rejoice for such,

Are the warm, quiet August days

I treasure oh so much.



 © Donna Donabella 2015




In August I start to see less and less critters in the garden.  The fireflies are gone, and darkness comes sooner each day as we move toward fall.  But still there is a peaceful, quiet in the garden as August lingers.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

sunflower collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.



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Special Note:  The sunflower pictures are from a sunflower that comes back every year.  In The Language of Flowers, sunflowers are a symbol happiness.  The picture below is of my garden behind the picket fence in all its August blooms.




I leave you with a few additional words about August Days.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

august days

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70 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-August Days”

  1. Well, we are back to school already. And the kids go back tomorrow.
    But I hear you. We can lose the moment in the anticipation of what is happening next.

  2. August days are definitely ones to treasure…but it is sad to think about how the days are winding down & things are heading toward fall..

  3. You are truly the mistress of creating magic when it comes to poems related to Nature 🙂
    Beautifully executed 😀

    Lots of love,

  4. These August days slip away too quickly and I plan to enjoy each day come what may..Today the sun is bright and I plan to get out to enjoy it’s warmth. Have a lovely day!

  5. I was just thinking of how well August treats us .. The warmth and gentleness is so thing else. Something to enjoy despite it smells of ends.

  6. Love those sunflowers. A blaze to warm your hands and heart on.
    And, while I am always glad to see summer depart, and autumn begin to blaze, summer brings us beauty too. A lovely reminder that the moment is enough. More than enough, a gift.

  7. Summer is still in full swing here. At least in the garden. We are at the height of butterfly season and the garden is still full of blooms and insects. Our lack of rain has made things dry and given the feeling of autumn since some of the trees are dropping leaves due to drought. I saw the first fuzzy caterpillar so I know fall is just around the corner. Are you enjoying the wind down of summer and the excitement of fall? I adore your sunflower photo!

    1. Thanks Karin….August surprised us and we are back to hot, humid, stormy weather….and monarchs in the garden although I have found no cats, but I have so many milkweed plants it would be hard to see them…..lucky you having all those butterflies. Here’s to more summer!

  8. bittersweet poem Donna – i also like the transition stage. it rained today in Japan so i thought summer’s ending soon.

    You are definitely correct – the quieter days of summer are lovely

  9. Lovely words, Donna … and how wonderful to have fireflies. We have a few (a very few) glowworms in my neck of the woods, but I have yet to see one. To everything there is a season, but I do feel a special attachment to early summer … ! Our leaves are beginning to turn already and there are conkers growing on the trees. But it is warm and bright today, and I hope there may be butterflies!

    1. Since we have the meadow, the fireflies are in the hundreds for a couple of months…now they are gone as we see summer ending….how interesting to have glowworms…would love to see those Caroline! Wishing you many warm days filled with butterflies….

  10. That feeling of sadness at the change of seasons is prompted by two things; the onset of less favorable weather and hardship to come as well as the counting of our own days telling us we only have so much time.

  11. oh so glad you upturned the mood as August ploughs ahead – – though I confess to feeling somewhat panicked as to where summer fled to p.s. the sunflower image is magical

  12. Wonderful as usual. But… the sun flower picture, I couldn’t help but see the beauty (artfully erotic) or is it only me ?

  13. Boy did August bring the heat in the upper 90’s. Hope you have had a better August than I have experience in PA. Your poem is beautiful, a wonderful way with words….

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