21 September 2008

equinoctial thoughts

in other places summer does not end
there is not diminution of the blaze
of sunlight never cooling of the days
the solar flame is clear and does not bend
these are the facts to which we should attend
as we now seek to bind the last bouquets
and wait to smile as the forest displays
the feast of colour we can't comprehend
this is the pause between the heat and cold
the silences of summer and the speech
of working autumn now for honest thought
to teach us not to be brash or too bold
to set the limits on ambitious reach
and let us know the worth of what we've caught

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