my breath you steal upon cresting the hill and down i go that well-trodden way past the asters and chickory towards the woods again we go.
Definition of idyll
1 a :a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment
b :a narrative poem (such as Tennyson’s Idylls of the King) treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme
2 a :a lighthearted carefree episode that is a fit subject for an idyll
b :a romantic interlude
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All of that, and more, it was yesterday. A doc I’d watched on ancient pathways in Britain is what prompted me to return, as I had not been back in ages. The meadow is lovely in summer, it is lovely in spring, yet for me, it is autumn in the woods that truly moves me.
Everything is beginning to turn, and the leaves still cling to their branches. Soon it will all be bare, and the forest floor will be opened up, the light will change, and I will certainly be back to trod through the snowy pathways, as I have every year since I returned.