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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Poetry Sunday: To the Light of September
It's a long, long way from May to December, but the days get shorter as we reach September, as the lyricist Maxwell Anderson observed in "September Song."
The days get shorter as the sun starts its trek south, and the quality of the light changes. It becomes softer somehow. Even though our days are still hot, the sun seems a bit more benevolent now, especially in early morning and late afternoon.
W.S. Merwin attempted to describe that quality of the light that comes with this time of year in his poem.