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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

World’s Saddest Spots

mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,856 ✭✭✭✭
This online collection of maps show some of the world's saddest places - at least in name.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6rJHGN/:DlYxRR$9:OKN9b0I!/www.atlasobscura.com/articles/sad-topographies-maps

For example, there are many routes to Misery. From the north, you can take the Rue du Jeu de Paume; from the east, the Rue de Licourt; and from the south, the Rue de Billy, a meandering asphalt track that winds past bare fields, under an open sky. Any of these will lead to this French village of around 140 residents, 90 miles north of Paris.

There's a Lonely Island and a Heartbreak Lake.

Do you know of any unusual place names? I used to have to giggle when I passed a village called Ugly near to where I grew up.

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