• The winter will be short, the summer long, The autumn amber-hued, sunny and hot, Tasting of cider and of scuppernong; All seasons sweet, but autumn best of all. The squirrels in their silver fur will fall Like falling leaves, like fruit, before your shot.

    Elinor Wylie, Evelyn Helmick Hively (2005). “Selected Works of Elinor Wylie”, p.17, Kent State University Press