Merry Summer Solstice!

Merry Summer Solstice!
El Sol

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"There is something magical about the summer solstice…an equal amount of daylight and darkness with long, gentle periods of transition. It’s important to notice these transitions of nature. Now the days move on their journey to become shorter."

Inner Tube

On the warm July river
head back

upside down river
for a roof

slowly paddling
towards an estuary between trees

there's a dog
learning to swim near me
friends on shore

my head
back to the eyebrow
I'm the prow
on an ancient vessel,
this afternoon
I'm going down to Peru
soul between my teeth

a blue heron
with its awkward
broken backed flap
upside down

one of us is wrong

his blue grey thud
thinking he knows
the blue way
out of here

or me

Michael Ondaatje

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