Thursday, June 19, 2008
Rich music breathes in Summer's every sound;
And in her harmony of varied greens,
Woods, meadows, hedge-rows, corn-fields, all around
Much beauty intervenes,
Filling with harmony the ear and eye;
While o'er the mingling scenes
Far spreads the laughing sky.
From "Summer Images" by John Clare (1793-1864). Read the complete poem at Poetry Foundation.
The Great Morning, Philipp Otto Runge, 1809-10. Image from Web Gallery of Art.
(The 2008 Summer Solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20 at 7:59 p.m. EDT--or 8:00 p.m. EDT, depending on whose chart you consult. More info and some nice links are here.)