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Poem Link - Summer Wind

Type: Poem
Source: Poem-a-Day (poets.org)

It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers, and then again
Instantly on the wing. The plants around
Feel the too potent fervors: the tall maize
Rolls up its long green leaves; the clover droops
Its tender foliage, and declines its blooms.
But far in the fierce sunshine tower the hills,
With all their growth of woods, silent and stern,
As if the scorching heat and dazzling light
Were but an element they loved

I just like this. Matches my summer-sitting-in-my-backyard vibes but from like 190 years ago.

And then I started thinking about this AM Gold…

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People: Seals & Croft William Cullen Bryant
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Works Cited: Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft

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