Summer Light

We love the Summer mostly for its light,
Whose happy brilliance, sharpened by the shade,
Curtails the dark dominion of the night

 

In May the wallflowers make a vibrant sight
A colour-riot joyously displayed
We love the Summer – mostly for its light

 

In June the birds rejoice as well they might
And praise the dawn as sunlight rays invade
Curtailing the dominion of the night

 

July geraniums brazenly delight
Their modest green with showy red arrayed
We love the Summer mostly, for it’s light

 

And heavy winter days, still out of sight,
Are of a distant land where colours fade,
Prolonging the dominion of the night

 

The August orchard leaves are dappled bright
In evening as the slow decline is made
We love the summer mostly, for its light
Curtails the dark dominion of the night