Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Midsummer!

St John's Wort, photo from biggertree

After the May time and after the June time
Rare with blossoms and perfume sweet,
Cometh the round world's royal noon time,
The red midsummer of blazing heat,
When the sun, like an eye that never closes,
Bends on the earth its fervid gaze,
And the winds are still, and the crimson roses
Droop and wither and die in its rays.

Unto my heart has come this season,
O, my lady, my worshiped one,
When, over the stars of Pride and Reason,
Sails Love's cloudless, noonday sun.
Like a great red ball in my bosom burning
With fires that nothing can quench or tame,
It glows till my heart itself seems turning
Into a liquid lake of flame.

The hopes half shy and the sighs all tender,
The dreams and fears of an earlier day,
Under the noontide's royal splendor,
Droop like roses, and wither away.
From the hills of Doubt no winds are blowing,
From the isles of Pain no breeze is sent, -
Only the sun in a white heat glowing
Over an ocean of great content.

Sink, O my soul, in this golden glory!
Die, O my heart, in thy rapture-swoon!
For the Autumn must come with its mournful story.
And Love's midsummer will fade too soon.

~Midsummer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

May the sun shine brightly on this day! And we wish you a very Happy Midsummer! :)

We send you off with a pretty nice cover of Midsummer Day by The Tea Party.


Aymi & Laurel


Anonymous said...

happy solstice!

Hertha said...

Blessed Litha!

Kelly said...

...beautiful. Happy summer...

perma_culture said...

Happy Summer Solstice =^)

nefaeria said...

Thanks all! I hope that you all enjoyed yours! :)