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Saturday, July 31, 2010

THE SUMMER SKY

I'm off...

To see the summer sky
or
as Emily Dickinson would say more eloquently than I...

"To See the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie--
True Poems flee."

And who knows?
Maybe I will return with a few poems of my own
inspired by my travels and gazings at the night sky! 
And of course
I'll take heaps of photos
(like the one above - from last year's memories).

I'll miss you all, so you can be sure that I'll be back
for as another poet says,
in a poem I dedicate to YOU,
this time by William Shakespeare...

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag though wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time though grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."

See you in a fortnight!


7 comments:

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so excited to hear more about your trip!
Kristin

Java said...

Thank you for stopping in and saying hi!!!

Following you back from PA!!!

Have a great week!

Java

Phoenix said...

Heaps of photos INDEED. I'm holding you to that promise!

Safe travels!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am excited to hear more about your time away!
Kristin

Phoenix said...

Happy (and safe) travels! PS beautiful picture :)

Purple Cow said...

Thank you ALL! Just got back. Will catch up soon!

Thanks for your comments!

Ro Magnolia said...

Yes! You're home! You were missed. :)