Thursday, July 1, 2010

July: By John Updike

A Child's Calendar

In keeping with tradition, here's what John Updike had to say about the month of July....And, in case you've missed my previous pitches, I highly recommend this book -- A Child's Calendar -- accompanied by beautiful illustrations that depict Vermont life.

Ban-bang! Ka-boom!
We celebrate
Our national
Independence date,

The Fourth, with
Firecrackers and
The marching of
The Legion Band.

It makes us think
Of hot dogs, fries, and Coke to drink.

The shade is hot.
The little ants
Are buys, but
Poor Fido pants

And Tabby dozes
In a pool
Of fur she sheds
To keep her cool.

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