Whet = to increase your desire for or interest in something.
“Feur had remained curiously unassimilated; she continued to whet the curiosity of lady Alison…” John Galsworthy, A Modern Comedy.
Autumn whets the illusion of permanence.
Nevertheless, the wind in the yellow air is playing a tune: You are no colonists of this world. You are just passing through… As boats dwindling into sunset glares…
Picture by me off the Ionian sea.