September Days

Evening breeze
Turns into cold;
Light up the fire
Bring in the wine
Let’s stay inside
Play flirtatious
Games, entice
Summer to fall.

Mushrooming in the Fall

Glimmery valley
After a rainfall
Forest floor opulent;
Fairies sprinkle magic
Entice lovers to dance
In nature’s abundant love.

Light Shining From Within…

…reveals the world in a new light.

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

It is that time of the year, autumn, when I’m tempted to curse the dark. I’ve written previously about how dark autumn feels like in this part of the world. For a long time I carried a grudge against the season, for the uncharitable welcome, until I made reading a priority. I’m talking here about books that inform, entertain and inspire as I take full advantage of the dark.

So, with days growing darker as the season progresses, words and more words help illuminate light from within. And that’s a cause for celebration! What books keep you company, when you need one?

Note: The post is in response to Sanaa at Prompt Nights, “Darkness exists so that we may see the Light shine”, and Josh Fisher’s 3-Day Quote Challenge, thanks Josh for inviting me to participate.