Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thursday Theme=Summer

Emily Dickinson

A something in a summer’s Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer’s noon
A depth an Azure a perfume
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer’s night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle
shimmering grace

Flutter too far for me
The wizard fingers never rest
The purple brook within the breast

Still chafes it narrow bed
Still rears the East her amber Flag
Guides still the sun along the CragHis Caravan of Red

So looking on the night the morn
Conclude the wonder gay
And I meet, coming thro’ the dews
Another summer’s Day!

Summer Sun
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.


Donna said...

Love the poetry. Everytime I read a poem or make that a few poems,I just have a cool relaxing feeling.Hey call me wierd, but there is nothing like reading some poetry to relax you after a hard days work.In complete silence.It really feels good!

Jill said...

Oh how I love this:
So looking on the night the morn
Conclude the wonder gay
And I meet, coming thro’ the dews
Another summer’s Day!


Kris said...

I like In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry, myself…

The Silver Fox said...

Great choices!

JGH said...

These are wonderful. I usually don't read poetry - in fact I'm a little intimidated by it. I always like it when someone chooses a few choice verses for me.

Brian Miller said...

lovely. especially the second one. watching for the gardener....

Anonymous said...

Nice selections, D.B. I am the dusty spider, in the second poem :)

Wings said...

Wonderful couple of poems! Thanks for sharing. :)

Betsy said...

Beautiful! Happy summer!

California Girl said...

I so love Robert Louis Stevenson. What a great writer and poet. Thank you.

Baino said...

Aww . . lovely verbal images images! Except the spidery bit. I'm pretty glad they like the dark!

Pantelis Roussakis said...

Yes that pretty well sums it up, I think.

Anonymous said...

Two great entries for the summer theme. Thank you.

Gran said...

Love these, but like Kris, I'm a Mungo Jerry fan!