In summer the great sun stays fixed,

The earth plays its role,

Spinning, turning, tilting  its northern part toward the sun.
     In summer the light is fierce,

Blessing the plants’ outstretched, pleading leaves,

Blessing them with energy and warmth


The plants of the north prepare themelves
     For the graces of autumn.

I speak of Canada and Arizona and Louisiaa. 


In summer the earth’s southern part cools,

I speak of Australia, Argentina, and Sumatra.

Its plants  rest and heal,

Preparing themselves for the graces of spring.  


And so it goes.

The year wears on.

Sun fixed, earth turning and tilting,

Warmth and chill blessing all.                     


--June 18, 2013