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Ode to Summer’s End

Ode to Summer’s End


Ode to Summer’s End

To all S.O.F.T. Children

William Shakespeare

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

August 31 is Summer’s end

Back to School soon!








William Shakespeare Sonnet 18

Sonnet XVIII

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

Autumn Break




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.!!!.


Autumn Leaves

We often talk about Autumn when the nights start to draw in and temperatures start feeling cooler.



When lighting an Autumn candle our thoughts and prayers are with our special children

The Falling of the Leaves

W. B. 1865 – 1939

Autumn is over the long leaves that love us,
And over the mice in the barley sheaves;
Yellow the leaves of the rowan above us,
And yellow the wet wild-strawberry leaves.

The hour of the waning of love has beset us,
And weary and worn are our sad souls now;
Let us part, ere the season of passion forget us,
With a kiss and a tear on thy drooping brow

There are two equinoxes every year on 22nd September and 22nd March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Astronomical Autumn begins on the 23rd September and it ends on the 22nd December. The meteorological calendar has the first day of autumn as starting the 1st September and ending on the 30th November.