photo by Helena Johansson

In honor of the Summer Solstice (or June Solstice for my Ozzies and Kiwis) I offer this gorgeous poem.  The richness of the season is brought to life here and the very words soothe the nerves and calm the mind.  They did for me, anyway!  Many Solstice blessings to all of my readers and friends. ☀️❤️☀️


A green world, a scene of green, deep
with light blues, the greens made deep
by those blues. One thinks how
in certain pictures, envied landscapes are seen
(through a window, maybe) far behind the serene
sitter’s face, the serene pose, as though
in some impossible mirror, face to back,
human serenity gazed at a green world
which gazed at this face.

And see now,
here is that place, those greens
are here, deep with those blues. The air
we breathe is freshly sweet, and warm, as though
with berries. We are here. We are here.
Set this down too, as much
as if an atrocity had happened and been seen.
The earth is beautiful beyond all change.

–William Bronk

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