October breathed poetry —
beautiful and glowing.
~Terri Guillemets, “Tenth verse,” 2018,
blackout poetry created from
Octave Mirbeau, The Diary of a Chambermaid, 1891
painting credit: ‘autumn tree’, deborah mcgee, watercolor on paper
one of my favorite author’s
about my favorite season
as we slip from summer into autumn
august is the sunday of summer.
and it is time for the pumpkins to return to the garden…
‘the preciousness of life and the changes of weather and the beauty of seasons –
all those things have always sort of dazzled me.’
art credit: “The Pumpkin March” – Guinevere von Sneeden
‘the winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.’
image credit: Holding the Moon by Eric Houck
my favorite season begins.
“for the fall of the year is more than 3 months
bounded by and equinox and a solstice.
it is a summing up without the finality of the year’s end.”
image credit: Yuma Hidaka – photographizemag
‘there is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky.’
-percy bysshe shelly
i’m not sure about today’s
hail, rain, snow, sun, wind, lightning, and thunder.
i suppose some could classify these as ‘luster’,
but probably not ‘harmony.’
“october is the month for painted leaves….
as fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall,
so the year near its setting.
october is its sunset sky; november the later twilight.’
~henry david thoreau, “Autumnal Tints”
image credit: “Autumnal Equinox” by Maggie Vandewalle – TREES
kinders find magic in the japanese garden
seeing things change right before them.
‘change is a measure of time, and in the autumn, time seems speeded up.
what was, is not and never will be;
what is, is change.’
-edwin way teale
‘and the sun took a step back,
the leaves lulled themselves to sleep,
and autumn was awakened.’
– raquel franco
image credit: autumn magic by maja lindberg