Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Come, before the summer passes..."

‘Come, before the summer passes 
Let us seek the mountain land:'
So they called me, happy playmates,
And we left the dawn-lit strand:
Riding on till later sunbeams slanted
On dark hills and downward-plunging streams,
And the solemn forest softly chanted
Old, old dreams.

From "Travel Song" by Anne Glenny Wilson

Wishing a joyful Litha and sunny Summer Solstice to the N. Hemisphere contingent. (To the other half of the planet I wish a midwinter as beautiful as our midsummer. With Southern friends in mind, I chose the words of an Australian poet, Anne Glenny Wilson.)

This happy moment seems like a good time to thank all the friends who regularly stop by the blog to say hi or just have a look. It's nice to know you are out there, and I hope the posts give you pleasure.

An Allegory of the Triumph of Midsummer, Antoine Caron (1521-1599). There's a lot going on in this painting. Click on the image to enlarge it.


Ruth said...

tons of pleasure. you are a polymath, Maria, of the perfect painting, perfect poem, perfect pairing. thanks for this beautiful blog.

dissed said...

Oh, I like that one.

ScentScelf said...

:) Out here, indeed. Thanks for the wishes; very much looking forward to the solstice; lovely way to start it off.

Anabel said...

Thank you! I knew a visit to this marvelous place you create would set me in tune with the day and the season.

Julie H. Rose said...

Thank YOU, Maria, from someone's who's been lurking of late.

May the solstice bring you much pleasure.

~x~ said...

i repost a lot of your poetry bits on facebook
lots of poet friends are being hipped to writers
myself included
so thank YOU

phthalo said...

De-lurking belatedly to let you know that I love your blog, and adore finding a place that marries scent, poetry, art, fine writing, and other great stuff. This is a lovely oasis in my day. Thanks!