Summer Solstice Day

For the height of summer: a song, and a poem.

The lyrics, and another version of the song here.

An analysis of the poem here.

red line embellished

Image: “Midnight sun” (cropped), Yan Zhang, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3 responses to “Summer Solstice Day”

    • Indeed! I’ve heard that poem, didn’t know the title! So timely, eh …

      The lyrics to that [famous in Norway, a classic] song start out “we’ll not sleep away this summer night, it is too light for that …” – instead we will walk all through the woods and the dew and watch the grasshoppers and grass and birds the nature and noticing everything, and “we will know we are kin to the earth and the wind and the sky” …

      all one big idea

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  1. I don’t know poems so well, but lemme take the opportunity to point out the “sun dagger” of Chaco Canyon, NM. Google it. It’s amazing, and the story of its discovery is amazing too.


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