What’s in a name? Autumnal Equinox, to my ears: hot buttered rum then a horse smashing stained glass. Onomatopoeia, synesthesia? A Mary Poppins duet? The Latin antecedent is “aequinoctium” a.k.a. “equal night” followed by “sequel night” or Nextnoctium a sleep aid For procrastinators. If we were stamping passports Some say the Autumnal Equinox arrives the Friday prior But we’re not so some wag nudged the editorial calendar and named the time of equal light and dark Bisexuality Day which is exactly too clever by half.
Typewriters in Fall: DHowell.com
William Carlos Williams on Autumn: Poetry Foundation
Hot Buttered Rum Recipe: Spruce Eats