"September is a banner of soft purple
and metallic gold proudly
suspended across the sky...
The sand y roads are bordered deep
in goldenrod and wild asters.
Sweet apples and Porters are yellow
in the orchards and blue
pearmains are ripening.
Maple trees are touched with yellow
from the first frost.
Pumpkins are drawn by the cartload
from the fields and stacked beside the barn."
Gladys Hasty Carroll