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Fiona writes: We speak up for the merits of wistfulness this week, and ponder over Basho’s directive (below).
I also mention kittens, as there are only two weeks until our pair arrive…
What are your thoughts about Autumn? Your experiences?
Do share in the comments, and thank you for listening.
An autumn night
don’t think your life
Lay your shadow on the sundials
and let loose the wind in the fields.
give them another two more southerly days,
press them to ripeness, and chase
the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long time,
will stay up, read, write long letters,
and wander the avenues, up and down, restlessly, while the leaves are blowing.
Rainer Maria Rilke