fires in the fall
Fall is happening all around us and I feel so grateful that I've seen so much of it's glory this year; the colors over our campsite when the leaves were first bursting, and then last weekend as cover and forest bedding for us as we hiked lovely Hocking Hills! Last weekend I went home and to the town of Fenton, MI, where I grew up and was greeted by downtown Fenton in full autumn regalia. Beautiful beautiful! With fall on the brain I've been seeking out more poems that celebrate this favorite season of mine! Here's a gem:
In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers. Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall!
--Robert Louis Stevenson