autumn descends

26 Mar

The days pass by, and summer descends into autumn.  The ivy on the barracks turns from green to flaming red.  The sun rises later each morning, slow to melt through the chill fog.  And you wonder where the time slipped away to.

Now is the time to reap the last of the harvest, and to clear away the fading summertime abundance from the garden.  Feed and nourish the earth.  Time to plant the winter’s crops while there is still some memory of warmth left in the ground.

Change is in the crisp wind.  Whispering for you to prepare, to nourish your soul and stockpile your nuts and knowledge.  Be grateful for the days in the sun and feather your nest for the months ahead.  Reflect on where you are and where you want to go, for soon there will be much shorter blooms of light to illuminate your days.

I am watching hot air balloons drift across the grey-blue sky of morning.  Bright sparks of colour floating in a monochrome vista, like lazy errant thoughts.

And the seasons follow each other as they always have, yet there is something new to discover in each of them.  The relentless changing faces of life.  New growth, old growth and the constant rhythm slow persistent evolution.

  

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3 Responses to “autumn descends”

  1. t.p.scanlon March 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    “This agony that aching hearts must duel
    The more our own heart loves, the more it grieves
    This fragile failing world, this precious jewel
    As delicate as autumn’s falling leaves”

    hi. I’m sort of new to the whole blogging thing. just finding my feet. i guess u could say that I’m busy feathering my nest & collecting my nuts. you’ll do just fine! ha ha. love ur post & ur blog. u kind of caught my eye. as i went drifting by. like one of your colourful lazy errant thoughts. i also loved ur poems confetti & we are made of. very cool! anyway. pleased to meet ya. look forward to following your journey 🙂

    • emilyelst March 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

      Thank you t.p. glad you were drifting by! Hope the blogosphere gives you lots of journeys to enjoy 🙂 Beautiful quote and lovely feedback, thanks for sharing.

  2. Rosamund Mortimore April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    This is beautiful, like you.
    XXX Mum

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