The sun is setting here in Bennington Vermont to conclude the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. I hope you all took a moment today to appreciate the sun and all it is in our lives. We look forward to the fruitful summer that awaits. In the spirit of Forest Purnell, this blog’s founding author, we share a poem with you to celebrate this longest day:
Summer Solstice by Antonia Williams
Summer – for half the year it sleeps,
Only for winter’s time to go.
Light coming from her sister’s call,
She lies across nature’s plains.
The solstice’s locks that cascade in torrent
Into the sea, sunlight for you and I
Captivating all from the clown to the cleric.
Even wicked weeds whisper ‘Solstice is here’.