I wanted to see where beauty comes from
without you in the world, hauling my heart
across sixty acres of northeast meadow,
my pockets filling with flowers.
Then I remembered,
it’s you I miss in the brightness
and body of every living name:
rattlebox, yarrow, wild vetch.
You are the green wonder of June,
root and quasar, the thirst for salt.
When I finally understand that people fail
at love, what is left but cinquefoil, thistle,
the paper wings of the dragonfly
aeroplaning the soul with a sudden blue hilarity?
If I get the story right, desire is continuous,
equatorial. There is still so much
I want to know: what you believe
can never be removed from us,
what you dreamed on Walnut Street
in the unanswerable dark of your childhood,
learning pleasure on your own.
Tell me our story: are we impetuous,
are we kind to each other, do we surrender
to what the mind cannot think past?
Where is the evidence I will learn
to be good at loving?
The black dog orbits the horseshoe pond
for treefrogs in their plangent emergencies.
There are violet hills,
there is the covenant of duskbirds.
The moon comes over the mountain
like a big peach, and I want to tell you
what I couldn’t say the night we rushed
North, how I love the seriousness of your fingers
and the way you go into yourself,
calling my half-name like a secret.
I stand between taproot and treespire.
Here is the compass rose
to help me live through this.
Here are twelve ways of knowing
what blooms even in the blindness
of such longing. Yellow oxeye,
viper’s bugloss with its set of pink arms
pleading do not forget me.
We hunger for eloquence.
We measure the isopleths.
I am visiting my life with reckless plenitude.
The air is fragrant with tiny strawberries.
Fireflies turn on their electric wills:
an effulgence. Let me come back
whole, let me remember how to touch you
before it is too late.
— Stacie Cassarino, Summer Solstice (via thiscorrosion)
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designandcapture:

Midsummer Night
Thousands of lanterns are released into the sky every June 21st to celebrate the shortest night of the year in Poznan, Poland. Check out a video of the event HERE. Happy Midsummer Night!

designandcapture:

Midsummer Night

Thousands of lanterns are released into the sky every June 21st to celebrate the shortest night of the year in Poznan, Poland. Check out a video of the event HERE. Happy Midsummer Night!

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oupacademic:

The language of the summer solstice
"…whether you go partying around a bone-fire or worshipping the Water Goddess on your holy-days, or maybe even go to Stonehenge to celebrate the sunrise, have a wonderful summer, and if you will, spare a thought for the Old Gods, who are everywhere, if you only scratch the surface a little…" (via The language of the summer solstice | OxfordWords blog)
Here’s to the summer!

oupacademic:

The language of the summer solstice

"…whether you go partying around a bone-fire or worshipping the Water Goddess on your holy-days, or maybe even go to Stonehenge to celebrate the sunrise, have a wonderful summer, and if you will, spare a thought for the Old Gods, who are everywhere, if you only scratch the surface a little…" (via The language of the summer solstice | OxfordWords blog)

Here’s to the summer!

artnet:

Summer Solstice
Today is the longest day of the year AND it’s Friday, which is a fantastic combination! Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! 
Pictured: Marilyn Monroe: Sand and Sunset by George Barris. 

artnet:

Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year AND it’s Friday, which is a fantastic combination! Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! 

Pictured: Marilyn Monroe: Sand and Sunset by George Barris

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summersolstice

summersolstice

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