Gathering swallows

 

Sir, – Regarding Liam McMullin’s ode to autumn (August 18th), when one observes the gathering swallows twittering in the skies above Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, one realises how swift the seasons come and go. – Yours, etc,

PAUL DELANEY,

Dalkey,

Co Dublin.

A chara, – I don’t mind them “gathering and twittering”, as long as they don’t start tweeting. – Is mise,

Dr GARETH P KEELEY,

Jülich,

Germany.