The Summer Solstice is the most wonderful evening of the year. I wrote this poem in celebration of this enchanting night. Here is an excerpt.
To settle and rest then, close your eyes,
Breathing sweet air with gentle sighs.
The dew is falling with moist delight,
To cool the meadow in the fading light.
Scents of meadowsweet and orchid ascend,
Through the night air like a heady friend.
To smell the honeysuckle balmy and sweet
And crush woodsage beneath your feet.
A gentle bee forages with a hum,
Before the night is finally done.
The magic evening is closing down,
With fading light and evocative sounds.
Oh… to linger silently forever,
Cradled in this midsummer treasure.