Monday, October 6, 2014


New England
Why is Indian summer called Indian summer?
There are many theories.
Some say it comes from the early Algonquian Native Americans,
who believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind
sent from the court of their southwestern god,
 The most probable origin of the term, in our view,
goes back to the very early settlers in New England:
No reference to 'Indian' origins here,
but many different names for it in many countries:

Indian Summer
Emily Dickinon

These are the days when birds come back,
A very few, a bird or two,
To take a backward look.

These are the days when skies put on
The old, old sophistries of June, --
A blue and gold mistake.

Oh, fraud that cannot cheat the bee,
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief,

Till ranks of seeds their witness bear,
And softly through the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf!

Oh, sacrament of summer days,
Oh, last communion in the haze,
Permit a child to join,

Thy sacred emblems to partake,
Thy consecrated bread to break,
Taste thine immortal wine!


New York City



jude said...

i love that poem

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the 5th season

Els said...

Love the colours Michelle !

Peggy said...

Perfect sky for a blood moon. xo