Stevenson is not usually associated with poetry, having written the classics Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and numerous other works of fiction, but he did dabble in the poetic craft, and this is a fitting poem for the fall season now upon us.

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
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 grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

There is indeed something about smelling the scent of a fire in the fall, as Stevenson puts it.  Leaf burning and fireplaces helps provide a vital part of the aroma of autumn to me.  This is a nice poem that captures that feeling.
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