Friday, June 1, 2012

Sunrise on the Last Day of May

Another May has passed, and now June with its ripening blackberries and its Midsummer Night is here. June is the last month for pleasant summer weather for people in Nashville. We escape inside in July the way New Englanders do in January. It is the Southern season for cabin fever. Gardeners it dismays by withholding rain. The whine of the hose is heard in the land-

Elizabeth Lawrence, in her "Through the Garden Gate" quotes a poem I do not know and cannot find.

"O Gallant May,
Which month is painter of the world,
As some great clerks do say".

And now on to the Summer Solstice.

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