"Give me a land of boughs in leaf
A land of trees that stand;
Where trees are fallen there is grief;
...I love no leafless land."
A E Housman
I actually love Autumn so I don't share the poet's view... But I love Housman <3
I thought it would be a lovely surprise for D!
*Bitter sweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.*
Carol Bishop Hipps
*The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.*
*I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening