27 September – Out of season

Raspberries and crocuses growing in September
cause Autumn to pause, and us to remember
Spring and Summer as if they were still here
with lost colours, tastes and warmth suddenly brought back near.
This is the gorgeous, irresistible reason
for growing varieties that feel out of season.
For what could be more fun than time travel plants
that whisk you back and forth as the year departs?