“do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it?
i always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!”
-f. scott fitzgerald, the great gatsby
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when beautiful seasons join hands
early morning, late april, michigan, usa, earth
“the poetry of earth is never dead.”
-john keats, from ‘on the grasshopper and cricket.’
almost time to awaken to spring.
“there is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
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nothing like the feel of
walking on a lake of solid ice
remembering how it felt
swimming in its warm water
“in the arctic, the inuit say water and land are the same;
they’re an unbroken unity.
in the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way,
and in the summer, you move around on the water.”
*-john ralston saul
*John Ralston Saul (born 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is known for being thought-provoking and ahead of its time, leading him to be called a “prophet” by Time and to be included in Utne Reader’s list of the world’s leading thinkers and visionaries.
spring is almost here
nine weeks away seems so close
that i can hear it.
“music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
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“they who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.”
here’s to the winter solstice
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one of my favorite author’s
about my favorite season
as we slip from summer into autumn
august is the sunday of summer.
on the cusp of summer
walking by the river
before the season’s return.
‘just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
-hans christian andersen
hunron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2020
“springtime is the land awakening.
the march winds are the morning yawn.”
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