Autumn Fires

I’ve been in a really autumnal mood lately. The campus is absolutely beautiful this time of year, and I wanted a poem to represent some of my favorite things in fall. I’ll probably write one soon, but for now, here’s a wonderful diddy from Mr. Stevenson:

Autumn Fires

By: Robert Louis Stevenson 

(from A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885)

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 gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
  Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
  Fires in the fall!

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