|not quite my costume, but you get the idea|
I went looking for a poem to match my wonder every October at this color scheme and was dismayed by the length and complexity of every suggested poem I found at the Poetry Foundation (but it was very late). And then I remembered this:
days get cool, it's back to school.
It's Autumn time:
the world turns golden brown...
Mother Earth's about to change her gown.
She loves to change her season;
It's Mother Earth's routine.
Green to brown, brown to white
white back into green--
she changes clothes
and puts on something clean.
And she has reasons
for changing seasons--
You have to change to grow;
You have to change to grow."
- "Mother Earth's Routine," from the album Mother Earth
Tom Chapin and John Forster do it again and provide the perfectly detailed simplicity I'm looking for. Thanks, guys!
The roundup today is with Jone at Check It Out, we think! See you there.