Monday, September 21, 2009

Back to School

Start dates for this fall's academic calendar have ranged from mid-August to mid-September.
This poem always makes me think of the beginning of the school year:

Taste of Purple

Grapes hang purple
In their bunches,
Ready for
September lunches.
Gather them, no
Minutes wasting.
Purple is
Delicious tasting.

-- Leland B. Jacobs

This poem evokes school cafeteria dining:

A thousand hairy savages
Sitting down to lunch.
Gobble gobble glup glup
Munch munch munch.

--Spike Milligan


  1. I love those poems. Wouldn't you know it: my kids won't eat grapes.

  2. John likes to refrigerate his grapes, which makes them less palatable to me. I have to keep a little bunch out for myself. Nummy.

  3. M: Who knew grapes could be so challenging to kids? P: My preference for grapes: fermented and bottled.