The End of Summer, by Madison Cawein

  Pods the poppies, and slim spires of pods
  The hollyhocks; the balsam's pearly bredes
  Of rose-stained snow are little sacs of seeds
  Collapsing at a touch: the lote, that sods
  The pond with green, has changed its flowers to rods
  And discs of vesicles; and all the weeds,
  Around the sleepy water and its reeds,
  Are one white smoke of seeded silk that nods.
  Summer is dead, ay me! sweet Summer's dead!
  The sunset clouds have built her funeral pyre,
  Through which, e'en now, runs subterranean fire:
  While from the east, as from a garden bed,
  Mist-vined, the Dusk lifts her broad moon—like some
  Great golden melon—saying, "Fall has come."