Midsummer Night

Dusk on the meadow

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.

Midsummer Night

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.

Sue Wood

Photo by Simon Berger on Pexels.com

Published by skyenatureblog

"Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life" Skyenatureblog.com provides an artistic journey through the seasons, describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos. I hope to give readers a taste of the Skye experience. I hope you enjoy the journey The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors.

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