Intermissions on intermissions on intermissions!! I am feeling a bit sleepy and autumnal today, so I interrupt this Bake Off report, which is itself an interruption of a piece about my cats, having already interrupted my piece about force of habit, to bring you a couple of haiku. I do like haiku. I find them very soothing. I hope you like them too.

Leaves in the water
Like drops of distilled sunlight.
The last of summer.

The water’s deep chill
Sinks into my bones, owns me.
Returns me reborn.

“Gather round! Gather
Round!” Swimmers all come flocking
For news, gossip, cake!