#4 summer solstice 2015

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The words used to describe the rain today from drizzle to deluge or mist to monsoon all serve to add to the sense of the day. A slow walk in a shower staying close to the house turned up embryonic fruits and pods that otherwise often go unnoticed.

04-white-osageorange-2015.jpgWords add to the senses. The words for the dazzle

Of mica, the dithering of grass,

The Arachne integument of dead trees,

Are the eye grown larger, more intense.

--Wallace Stevens
section XIV of Variations on a Summer Day
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Vintage Books, 1990)

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