A leaf has fallen in Summertime


Today I saw a couple of fallen leaves on my deck. Just wondered… how long this summer will go on? Though it looks perfect August summer by the lake, slowly the journey towards autumn has started.

When in still air and still in summertime
A leaf has had enough of this, it seems
To make up its mind to go; fine as a sage
Its drifting in detachment down the road.
–  Howard Nemerov, Threshold