Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg
I CRIED over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.
The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman, the mother of
the year, the taker of seeds.
The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, new beautiful things come in the first
spit of snow on the northwest wind, and the old things go, not one lasts.
The Autumn equinox is a time of the year when the Earth's northern hemisphere experiences day and night of equal duration
since the sun is shining directly on the equator. From there, night gradually becomes longer than the day. For the southern
hemisphere, it is called a Spring equinox.
From the moment of the September Equinox, the Sun's strength diminishes, until the moment of Winter Solstice in December,
when the Sun grows stronger and the days once again become longer than the nights.
This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year,
Mabon is a time of rest and celebration.
* Mabon , the Feast of the Ingathering (in Neo-Druid traditions), is a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth
and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months.
“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich
heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather,
delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
She sighed. “Blue. You’re blue.”
“I’m Éibhear the Blue.” After eighty-seven years, he never tired
of saying that.
“Of course you are.”
― G.A. Aiken, About a Dragon
* inspiration behind this work (and others that will come) is lovely mr. Charley Harper ♡