Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer as Wonderland

Poem of the Day:
"A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky" by Lewis Carroll

From the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland comes this poem, a piece that paints the summerscape a wonderland, a season about which we all dream.

I've now said my goodbyes to both my job and my internship, and this weekend will be my last in Boston, signaled by the season's close. Although I'm not a summer person (fair skin, fear of sand), I will be sad to see it go. There is something utterly romantic about warm summer night air and days almost too green to write about -- though we all know I try.

A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?

A Poem A Day Audrey


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