Summertime has passed us by

Time for the birds to up and fly

To the sunny south away they go

Exactly where we do not know


It’s a sign of a new season to come

Back to school for everyone

The cool, crisp autumn air

With colourful trees everywhere


Shortened days and longer nights

Giving way to winter sights

Frosty days and fluffy snow

I await for spring this I know


Spring awakes from winter sleep

The returning birds’ babies peep

All are thankful that spring came

Signalling that summer will be here again

-Jenny Schwartz, 2017