Autumn Fires

100 Bonfires always remind me of fall.  The big bonfire before the homecoming game.  Sitting around a bonfire telling stories.  Ghost stories around the campfire.  All these things remind me of autumn.  I just never got the chance to run around them naked, what about you?  Do bonfires remind you of autumn?  Have you ever run around one naked.
Autumn Fires
Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)

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  And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
  See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
  And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
  The gray smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
  Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
   Fires in the fall!

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About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “Autumn Fires

  • fan of casey

    Joe: The fires should be referring to the candles on your cake. Happy Birthday buddy!

  • jaygeemmm

    Actually, I have been lucky enough to be at a naked bonfire, many times actually. There's a group of us that are part of a much larger event that enjoy naked hot tubbing and saunas, so we build them every year in a secluded spot and enjoy nature at its finest. The bonfire burns 24 hours a day for the 4 days of the event, and the hot tubs and saunas are stoked constantly. It's pretty awesome. If you ever want to go, let me know, we're allowed to bring guests as long as you behave yourself!And it's your Birthday! Happy Birthday!Peace <3Jay(ROFL! Word verification: ulube)

  • djc314

    Hope you are having a great birthday!

  • JoeBlow

    FOC: Thanks, yeah, those candles on my cake might make a bonfire, LOL.Jay: That sounds like a hell of a lot of fun. I would love to go sometime. Thanks for the Birthday wishes.DJC: Thanks. I did.

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