Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn Fires

I haven't been taking an intentional break from blogging, just no time lately to even think about new posts. I have, however, been absolutely blessed to have been in the company of good friends sitting around pleasant autumn fires the last two evenings. I came across this poem yesterday, and it seemed so fitting for these fall days.

Autumn Fires

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 (A Child's Garden of Verses)

3 comments:

Kari said...

Our plan is to sit outside again tonight with a fire and wait for the trick-or-treaters. Bring your kids!

melissa said...

ok!! we'll try to stop by, and make it 3 nights in a row!!

Hopefull said...

Oh! my son love poetry and fires - I'm going to share that with him! Happy Autumn to you and your family!