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A Summer Solstice Sonnet

Do not forget to drowse beside the lake

By William S. Gregory

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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Bee and Meadow Mallow by Patrick Hudson



Summer Solstice Sonnet


Do not forget to drowse beside the lake
at dusk, or watch the river in the light
of dawn, or use the ocean waves to take
the tension from your back, knotted and tight

with the anxieties of too many
seasons of care. Itís too simple to let
the passing days slip by without any
relaxation, and therefore fail to get

the succulence of life. Itís in pleasure
that grace is found, and if we fail to rest
ourselves (not numb but with the full treasure
of bright tranquility) we live distressed,
unable to feel our humanity
flower in joy and plain humility.


William S. Gregory
June, 2008




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