Thursday, October 30, 2008

River of Contemplation

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

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