Autumn is the time for Love

Winter is the time for the Law,
Spring is the time for Life,
Summer is the time for Light,
and Autumn is the time for Love.

In Winter we are born,
in Spring we blossom,
in Summer we bear fruit,
and Autumn is the time for Love.

In Winter we rest,
in Spring we dance,
in Summer we shine,
and Autumn is the time for Love.

In Winter we plan,
in Spring we strive,
in Summer we achieve,
and Autumn is the time for Love.

I am in the Autumn of my life,
and I can see now
that the cycle of the seasons
is the cycle of the universe.
The One breaks forth into the Many,
shines in all its diversity,
and then sinks back into the One.

I have all the seasons within me,
I still have Life,
I still have Light,
I still am subject to the Law,
but I can see now
that what binds us all together,
what enables us to merge
and rest in the stillness of Oneness
is Love,
and Autumn, dearest Autumn,
Autumn is the time for Love.

David Hamblin, 2009.