The Autumnal Equinox- September 23rd
Growing up and living in New England for most of my life, I have come to truly love and appreciate the changing of the seasons…especially the beauty of summer turning into fall. If you’ve never experienced the gloriousness of an autumn day in New England, I have to say, you are truly missing something quite spectacular!
Below I have shared two poems that I recently discovered. Strangely enough, they are both titled, October. I feel they both so capture the essence of this beautiful season and I truly enjoyed both. I hope that you do, too! 🙂
October By Robert Frost
Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far; the waters run
Too slow, so freighted are the river-ways
With gold of elms and birches from the maze
Of forests. Chestnuts, clicking one by one,
Escape from satin burs; her fringes done,
The gentian spreads them out in sunny days,
And, like late revelers at dawn, the chance
Of one sweet, mad, last hour, all things assail,
And conquering, flush and spin; while, to enhance
The spell, by sunset door, wrapped in a veil
Of red and purple mists, the summer, pale,
Steals back alone for one more song and dance.
So I will say to you in closing…
I lift my glass in toast of autumn!
So cool, so crisp, so right!
Enjoy it’s radiant beauty!
Let it delight!
Joy & Love,
Goddess Mandy 🙂 XO