Dear friends –
I invite you to watch this video of the Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley…my favorite autumnal poem, hands down (and yes, I mean even including “In Blackwater Woods,” by Mary Oliver).
It is the poem of the dying year, of the cooling air and lengthening nights, all brought on the West Wind to where Shelley lived in 19th-century England.
There is also a special invitation to The Way of the River’s annual Going Into the Dark Retreat at the end of the video…something very special is afoot!
Blessings and love… I hope you enjoy the poem!