Ah! The joyful memories of summer! (with thanks to Duck, who took the photo and emailed me the jpeg):
|Fountain (July 24, 2014)|
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"End of Summer" by Stanley Kunitz:
An agitation of the air,Frank Sinatra's "The Summer Wind" (1966):
A perturbation of the light
Admonished me the unloved year
Would turn on its hinge that night.
I stood in the disenchanted field
Amid the stubble and the stones,
Amazed, while a small worm lisped to me
The song of my marrow-bones.
Blue poured into summer blue,
A hawk broke from his cloudless tower,
The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew
That part of my life was over.
Already the iron door of the north
Clangs open: birds, leaves, snows
Order their populations forth,
And a cruel wind blows.