FOR THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

“Spirit of the rising sun lift me up. Hold me there and never let me fall.” —    Three Sunrises (U2)

In Celebration of the Summer Solstice

This Sunday, June 21, marks the Summer Solstice. In honor of the longest day, here’s an inspiring summer poem by the Brooklyn-born American poet and short-story writer, Delmore Schwartz, whose first book In Dreams Begin Responsibilities was first published in 1938. THE MOUNTING SUMMER, BRILLIANT AND OMINOUS A yellow-headed, gold-hammered, sunflower-lanterned Summer afternoon: after the sun … Continue reading

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