I hold off Autumns chill, the dying death,
The golden, bright decay.
The all encompassing beauty of endings.
I hold it at a distance and raise my face to the September sun,
I soak in the warmth, the brilliant blue skies,
the trees ripe with full green leaves, bursting with fruit,
dancing long as the darkness circles, tightening the day.
I hold off the cosy evenings in,
warm blankets, candles,
Not yet, not yet.
I cling to summer as it clings to all around
in this flourishing display of life,
in all the full crazy joy.
I dance with it, slow and present,
a celebration of all this energy,
a celebration of survival, of thriving wonder,
we have made it through the long summer days
I dance with this bursting fruitful world,
soaking, storing, secreting away all this energy
preparing for autumn’s glorious death and the silence of winter.