September Days Are Here

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Updated: September 28, 2020
Created by: Schoolhouse by the Sea

September is a magical month, and the author of this poem shares many reasons why. Some of the words may be unfamiliar to you, since the plants named in the poem only grow in certain parts of the world. It’s wonderful to research them and to imagine them… and even better to rewrite the poem to reflect your own surroundings!

The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun,
In dusty ponds the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest
In every meadow nook.
And asters by the brookside
Make asters in the brook.

By all these lovely tokens,
September days are here.
With Summer's best of weather
And Autumn's best of cheer.

September - Poem