Tuesday, 7 August 2012

"Full of Summer".....

"Full of Summer"

This is the full of summer, this is all
Bold bumblebees have always dreamed about;
This floating is my rise that has no fall;
This steadiness my in that has no out.

And this my body's happiness -- the call
Persuading me to pause deep in today
As purple clover scents the swaying air
Bold bumblebees have always dreamed about.

I watch more ripeness ripening the way
A whirling orange blur of oriole
Blends with lake water blazing everywhere;
A hummingbird suspended at a rose
As if in mimic of the sun whose flare
Holds her eternal moment in my mind.

This is my opening that has no close;
This is my now with then now left behind
And icy wind a thought thought can forestall:
This is the full of summer, this is all.

 Robert Pack




"Entschleunigung" - "Deceleration"....

....at a friends place....





...and peaceful

taking a few holidays...

Until then......k


Robert Pack
 (born New York, NY, May 19, 1929) is an American poet and critic, 
and Distinguished Senior Professor in the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana. 

 In 1957 Pack was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy to translate poetry. 
During his year abroad, he traveled extensively, attending opera performances. 
Later he would publish translations of the Mozart librettos, and the figure of Mozart -- 
along with other beloved figures, such as Darwin, Freud, and Einstein -- appear throughout his poetry.
Pack, as always, exhibits a technical mastery that has all but disappeared from recent poetry. 
His meters have relaxed, creating an unusual suppleness and ease in his recounting of family anecdotes, 
and they have veered further than ever from those of his old master, Robert Frost. by Mark Strand

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  1. Karin you live in such a gorgeous place! I would happily trade places with you for a week or two and take care of Oskar. Enjoy your holidays.


  2. lovely post, beautiful moment reading the poetic words, I feel as if i am back at home looking at your sweet summer images

  3. just beautiful ! calming peaceful post..enjoy your holidays ! Gail x

  4. Hello Karen

    I loved the poem and we were just saying today this is the height of summer. Robert so beautifully describes the season. I am looking forward to visiting his blog.

    You get away to your friend's place is heavenly. Have a wonderful time, I can imagine being by the pool with my book.


  5. Hello Karin,

    What a beautiful poem, with equally beautiful photos to accompany it. I so love these full summer days. They are all the more precious for knowing that autumn is soon upon us.

    I hope you relaxed fully at your neighbour's home. What a lovely place.

  6. What a lovely way to start my morning, and beautiful music too!

    thank you

    Bee x

  7. Hello Karin, we never heard back from you by e-mail. Did you finally get your internet restored? :) Your place definitely looks like summer now. Love the image of the pool and that blue door.We are still remembering the lovely time we had with the both of you and look forward to seeing you again some time. The container is on its way and we are excited to get it here. Johan si arriving before the container on the 4th of September and stays for 7 weeks then Io back in December, but know not what Johan has planned. My best to the both of you!