Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall!

Sunday, 19 October, 2014

In his 44 years on this earth, Robert Louis Stevenson poured out novels, essays and poems. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It has been said that Stevenson’s is a poetry of sentiment. It tends to be about the commonplace and it is marked by simplicity, directness, and clarity of language. He asks us to listen carefully and experience the moment.

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 — 1894)

Autumn fire

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