November 3, 2011
I learned to make jam
and how to can my results
late in the summer,
but I have had so much fun
playing with the bounty of fruit
that was still in season.
Some of the jars have been given away with love
and the others are settled comfortably into the cupboard.
I will periodically open the pantry door
at the jars
that are glowing like embers,
holding the bright suggestion
and treasured sweetness
of Summertime's fire
even as the flame of that season has dimmed
and the days here have shortened.