All posts tagged: summer

When the dark

Originally posted on Jane Dougherty Writes:
For the dverse prompt. When the dark is as hot and still as light, and the moon melts a sliver of drifting ice, the stars quiver a mirage in the night, when no birds sing at dawn, the dew already drunk by heat-parched air, and the cracks in the broken earth yawn wider, when sun beats hammer blows in the midday silence out of the drum-taut sky, and flowers wilt and nothing grows, crisped brown, prematurely autumned, we slow and sigh and long for sleep, to dream of fountains and waterfalling and pearls that glow full fathom five. Will this long night end, earth’s kilter restrung, or will the keening of the owl be the last song sung?

Alligator Vibes

Of Monsters and Men‘s new single Alligator is quickly becoming a summer anthem for me. I appreciate that they’ve traded their folk music sensibilities for a more electric, rock sound, and I love the way the hazy lyrics evoke more of a feeling then attempt to tell a clear cut story. I see colour raining down Feral feeling, swaying sound But I don’t know what you want I am open and I am restless Help me feel it out, let it all come out Wake me up I’m fever dreaming And now I lose control I’m fever dreaming Shake it out It’s just what I’m feeling And now I take control I’m fever dreaming (I’m fever dreaming) Oh so quiet when they laid me in the stream And the starlit sky grew before my eyes Twenty-two women stood by the banks and cried Oh, I Wake me up I’m fever dreaming And now I lose control I’m fever dreaming Shake it out It’s just the way I’m feeling And now I take control I’m fever dreaming (I’m fever …

10 Seconds of Summer Zen

A few years ago I experienced a stressful phase in my life. To cope, every time I was in a serene, calming place, I would take a quick video at least ten seconds long, to watch later if I was feeling down. It became a habit, and I’m still taking them. I found a few of my favorite summer videos to celebrate the start of the season. Myrtle Beach, just after sunset. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, Memorial Day Weekend A thunderstorm in my own backyard

Muse of the Day

The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web