Russet, brandywine, goldenrod, persimmon and juniper – autumn brings a mellow interlude of peace and contemplation. Crickets sing their final songs and the river tells those who will listen:
These are the only currents you need concern yourself with now.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for awhile, then closes
Within a dream.
~ Ernest Dowson