Ode to Summer’s End
To all S.O.F.T. Children
“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
August 31 is Summer’s end
Back to School soon!
William Shakespeare Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
An impressionist painting
An impressionist painting by a young person at the SOFT Ireland Autumn Break weekend. The picture depicts a collections of flowers and wild life in a garden and can be interpreted as a representation of the transience of youth and beauty, The clue is in the picture.!!!.
We often talk about Autumn when the nights start to draw in and temperatures start feeling cooler.