It is now autumn.
We may not choose to keep summer a little longer,
Nor stop winter from bringing its chill.
So now as our land turns away from the sun,
We suddenly remember that autumn is fun!
Hurry and harvest.
Preserve all your crops.
Natter and Knit more jumpers and socks.
Crochet a poncho, a knee rug or two.
Don’t forget firewood and clean out the flue.
Gather together, come one and all.
We’ll do all this work while the autumn leaves fall.
And then in the winter our rest – we’ll have earned.
Glad that the autumn is each year returned.
By Louise McCarthy