Neil Hester

All poems © Neil Hester unless otherwritten

Location: North Carolina, United States

Monday, August 06, 2007


Ah, the final entry in the Month series, August! I am a bit tired of doing these, but this is the last one, as the series began with September. And now, some trivia:

  • August begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the sign of Virgo.
  • August was originally named Sextilis in Latin, but was renamed in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, including the fall of Alexandria, land on this month.
  • August is Women's Small Business Month.
  • The Philippines celebrates National Heroes Day on the last Sunday in August in commemoration of the First Cry of the Philippine Revolution on August 23, 1896.
  • August's birthstone is the peridot, sardonyx, or sapphire.
  • In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.
  • My birthday is August the 16th, a date I share with an important person.

And now, the final couplet:


A Gusto

August breezes in soft from July
With gusto to match a lullaby.


Mm, not too good, but hey, writing these couplets isn't exactly a momumental poetic endeavor. This concludes the Month series; take care 'til next, folks~



Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

I think the month series is a rather clever thought. Now it's complete. You could gather all the couplets and put them into a 12 part poem, and give the series its own name. Just a thought.

5:15 PM  
Blogger LAEvanesce said...

Yeah, I was actually planning on doing that (and maybe redoing a few of the less clever ones). I'm happy I did the series; I suppose the routine became tiresome after awhile, though.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

I was wondering when you'd hit 17. Mine's the 21st. Important person- Madonna?

6:23 PM  
Blogger LAEvanesce said...

Thanks, Wanderlust ^^

Looks like we're only 5 days apart, Jess (give or take, oh, a few years~). And Madonna wasn't who I had in mind, but that's a good guess. Y'know, Bukowski was born on August 16th, 1920 (definitely not whom I was referring to, though).

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

I've met many people over the years who have the birthday Aug 16 & 17. For some reason those days seem to be popular. The 17th more so.

"(give or take, oh, a few years~)"

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

6:38 AM  

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