I could discuss this or this (terrifying) or remind you to make sure you’re registered to vote… but let’s take a break and read a poem. Yesterday was the sort of day like this one:


A Day In Autumn
R.S. Thomas
It will not always be like this,
The air windless, a few last
Leaves adding their decoration
To the trees’ shoulders, braiding the cuffs
Of the boughs with gold; a bird preening

In the lawn’s mirror. Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute,
Let the mind take its photograph
Of the bright scene, something to wear
Against the heart in the long cold.