This video is a personal documentary of a weekend spent in Ashland, Oregon, Oct. 2, 3, 2015 with:
- Peter and Sandy Jensen, Eugene, OR,
- Richard Heinberg and Janet Barocco, Santa Rosa, CA,
- Michael and Barbara Cecil, Anna Celestino, of Ashland, OR, and
- Sandra Lindley, Phoenix, OR.
“Ashoken Farewell” is the music played by Richard Heinberg, Violinist. All photography (except the last group frame by Janet Barocco) by Sandy Brown Jensen.
NOW, BLUE OCTOBER
Now blue October, smoky in the sun,
Must end the long, sweet summer of the heart.
The last brief visit of the birds is done;
They sing the autumn songs before they part.
Listen, how lovely – there’s the thrush we heard
When June was small with roses, and the bending
Blossom of branches covered nest and bird,
Singing the summer in, summer unending-
Give me your hand once more before the night,
See how the meadows darken with the frost,
How fades the green that was the summer’s light.
Beauty is only altered, never lost,
And love, before the cold November rain,
Will make its summer in the heart again.
Robert Nathan (1894-1985)