One For The Money


Or, it’s time for that July title contest. The rules (once more, with feeling): post in the comments your favorite quote with the word “July” in it.* Winner gets their quote put up in the title bar (up there, where it currently says “So we got married in Venice in June, So what?”) and their blog/website/whatever gets a month-long gig heading up the randomized permalinks over there on the left.

*For example:

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die,
Autumn frosts have slain July.
— from “Of Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

Any questions?


I stayed at home on the Fourth of July
And I pulled the shades so I didn't have to see the sky
And I decided to have a Bed In
But I forgot to invite anybody

— from "Fourth of July" by Galaxie 500

July, she will fly, and give no warning of her flight. - Paul Simon

Mute as a turnip from the Fourth
Of July to All Fools’ Day,
O high-riser, my little loaf.
- Sylvia Plath, "You're"

Answer July --
Where is the Bee --
Where is the Blush --
Where is the Hay?
- Emily Dickinson, "Answer July"

No summer breeze
Is this, though hot July is at its height,
Gone is her gentler music;
- Amy Lowell, "At Night"

And in a totally different mood:

Let man never again raise his eyes,
on a soft July night.
- Anne Sexton, from "After Auschwitz"

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