June 13, 2011

June, a poem by John Updike

The sun is rich
and gladly pays

In golden hours
Silver days

And long green weeks
That never end

School's out
The time is ours to spend

There's Little League
Hopscotch, the creek,

And after supper
Hide and seek

The live-long light
Is like a dream

And freckles come
Like flies to cream

*Poem from the book "A Child's Calendar" written by John Updike*

I absolutely love all of the poems from this book. I can relate to every one of them! Each month, starting in January, I have posted his monthly poems from the book, but never did get around to posting April and May {will have to do those next year} Anyhow, I'm back on track and I hope you enjoyed "June".


  1. I was never a big Updike fan, until you added your photos! Great shots! I especially the hand in the water. Thanks for doing something different.

  2. Great post! I think your kids must have the best life ever. I wish I was there with them down at the stream. The boys of summer!

  3. Fun memories they are making!! That's a great creek right near your house!! Hope they are enjoying their summer vacation. Do they play little league?