Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice -- The Elders Speak....some poems

(from weather & arts, the Elders speak)

The Summer Solstice: Summer has begun by the almanac, but the light is already leaning toward Fall.
Hal Borland

Summer's lease hath all to short a date.
William Shakespeare

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee -
Emily Dickinson

Summer means promises fulfilled, objectives gained, hopes realized. The surge of doing and achieving, of watching and enjoying is finally replaced by a sense of quiet and floating and a certain fullness and repletion, as though one cannot absorb any more.
Sigurd F. Olsen

Today the summer has come at my window with its signs and murmurs...Now it is time to sit quiet face to face with Thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
Rabindranath Tagore

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Wallace Stevens

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