For a Moment

Persephone has returned again to the underworld.
The Sun paused for just a moment
and where darkness had reigned, the light
has begun to overcome it – but there
is still darkness, cold, and sadness ahead.

The Return of Persephone, by Frederic Leighton (1891)

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Goose Summer

These mild, like summer, autumn days float 
with gossamer clouds and filmy spider webs 
moving slightly in the breeze and geese 
wedging to the lake overhead as I 
take off my goose-down vest and rest. 


“Goose Summer” is a Middle English term for this kind of late summer weather. See my etymological explanation at…indian-summer-gossamer-and-goose-summer