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August Is The Dying Month - Poem by Wanda Swim Strunk

August is the dying month
When hot July struggles to keep her hold
Moving toward a hopeless chilled September
Pretending to be summer
As if children heading back to school stir the cold from the sky

It is a refined deceiver

August is a butterfly crushed on a roadway
One side dead to the pavement
The other is still vibrantly flutteringly alive
Fighting to fly away but it’s fate is already sealed

It is a delicate executioner

August is the month colors trickle from trees
A first leaf unnoticed tumbles
Sheepishly the others will shortly follow
Shamefully they will drift to the ground

It is a subtle destroyer

August is 6 PM
The disillusion of a day realized
Dinners to be eaten alone
Murky dark mixes with the daylight
Spitting out gloomy gray

It is a sophisticated betrayer

August is the death rattle
Demise by means of a Fall
Stealing gaped mouth last breaths
Swallowing everything into its earth
Coughing back a cold winter in return.


Comments about August Is The Dying Month by Wanda Swim Strunk

  • Rookie Annette Lohan (2/6/2006 3:59:00 AM)

    You make great use of imagery in your poems - children stirring the cold out of the sky; the butterfly as refined deceiver. I like the use of the single line as heading to each stanza. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Mary Nagy (10/31/2005 10:47:00 AM)

    Wow, I've read alot of poems about fall/autumn but never one like this Wanda! What a picture you paint here. Great poem. (But, I still love August!) :) Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (9/14/2005 7:35:00 AM)

    usually i love autumn, but this year the passing of summer has been like watching a good friend die. fantastic poem!

    Jake (Report) Reply

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Poems About August

  1. 51. August Is The Dying Month , Wanda Swim Strunk
  2. 52. August Breezes , Robert Charles Howard
  3. 53. August , Robert Laurence Binyon
  4. 54. August Afternoon , Robert Laurence Binyon
  5. 55. August 17,2005 , Max Reif
  6. 56. August , Zolani Nkomo
  7. 57. August Occurance , Zolani Nkomo
  8. 58. In A Note, Left In August , Zolani Nkomo
  9. 59. An August Thought , Zolani Nkomo
  10. 60. August Texts , Zolani Nkomo
  11. 61. August Emotions , Zolani Nkomo
  12. 62. Later On... In August , Zolani Nkomo
  13. 63. August , Viggo Stuckenberg
  14. 64. (1) Untill. (For Bet August 2006 To 2008) , Roy Storey
  15. 65. Some Time In August 04 , Amberlee Carter
  16. 66. In August , Hamlin Garland
  17. 67. On The Sixteenth Day Of August , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  18. 68. August 15th , DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  19. 69. August,2015 , Akhtar Jawad
  20. 70. Examples (August 27) , David Lehman
  21. 71. August 15 , David Lehman
  22. 72. Ballad Of The Axeman (August 26,2016) , Moira Cameron
  23. 73. August Sun , Rhonda Baker
  24. 74. About August , Cat Tiger
  25. 75. Belgium - August 1914 , George Sterling
  26. 76. Hymn For The First Of August , John Pierpont
  27. 77. Lines Occasioned By A Visit To Whittlebu.. , Robert Bloomfield
  28. 78. August Of Hearts , Zolani Nkomo
  29. 79. Recovery (August 2,2016) , Moira Cameron
  30. 80. Losing August In Memoriam: August Wilson.. , Daniel Brick
  31. 81. August Lanes , Aman Saa
  32. 82. The Fourth Of August , Robert Laurence Binyon
  33. 83. Song—composed In August , Robert Burns
  34. 84. August (An Acrostic) , John Carter Brown
  35. 85. The River (August 9,2015) , Moira Cameron
  36. 86. August Night , Stug Jordan
  37. 87. Eclipse.11 August 1999. , Bernard Shaw
  38. 88. Vans Warped Tour, Mansfield, Mass., Augu.. , Cretan Maineiac
  39. 89. Dry August Burned , Walter de la Mare
  40. 90. 15th Of August 2014 - India's Independen.. , Hardik Vaidya
  41. 91. Prisoned In The August Rain , Pradip Chattopadhyay
  42. 92. August Fires , Dee Corpolongo
  43. 93. Festival Haiku - Tango Dance World Champ.. , john tiong chunghoo
  44. 94. August Again , Ruth Walters
  45. 95. Political Prophesising (August 5,2016) , Moira Cameron
  46. 96. Zephyr's Concerto (August 9,2016) , Moira Cameron
  47. 97. Voynich Manuscript (August 23,2016) , Moira Cameron
  48. 98. B.Akhmadulina, August - Translation (Rus.) , Lyudmila Purgina
  49. 99. Now That August Is Gone , Jacques Sprenkie Mateya
  50. 100. August Is Gonna End Soon , Raabia Tabassum
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