memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for October 9, 2012

Nostalgia

Autumn has rolled round again

I used to love this season

The fall of the golden leaves

The smell of roasting chestnuts at the corner of

Santa Catarina and 31 Janeiro

Walks in the park with the soft sun-beams

Filtering through the trees.

 

Time to get back to work

After the stress and sloth of summer.

It was the season of renewal

Academic years began

New jobs were started

New projects were initiated

New challenges to face

New meat to be trained up

Ruffled feathers to be smoothed in the staff-room

And on Saint Martin’s Day we would gather together

To eat roast chestnuts and drink the new wine.

 

Things would happen in autumn,

That season of sweet melancholy.

 

(By the way have you noticed that not even Nostalgia is what it used to be?)

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