Too Long, Summer ... Too Long
I was wishing for October today:
Summer heat in the crooks of my arms;
On my cheeks and my neck,
And the weight of long evenings heavy
In my hammering head.
I longed for the cool of the Autumn time,
For the turning leaves and their crispness
Beneath my booted feet;
For the smell of raging bonfires, strong
In the frigid Fall air.
I was wishing for an old October:
One with burned black bricks and worn slabs
Under my naked knees.
One with virgin candles; white and bright
In those dark, dying nights.
I prayed for the peace of the waning year,
For the harvest and the haziness,
(Caught in my crooked teeth);
For the peace of a dying world, calm
In this time of troubles.
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Comments (3 so far!)
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I love Autumn. I hope it's peaceful, too. It lasts for such a short time, though.
- #2845 Posted 6 years ago
I love Autumn too... And winter. I'm half Scottish, half Welsh so I really don't do well in the summer heat. Ugh I'm melting.
- #2853 Posted 6 years ago
Very nice. I had to read it out loud to find a cadence that made sense for me. While I do like all the seasons more or less evenly (despite melting in hundred degree heat in California), I had an ex that bloomed during Autumn each year.
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