July Bloom & Wild

15th St. Swithin’s Day

18th Tisha B’Av Jewish day of mourning

Hajj – Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca

Islamic New year

One month from Solstice and the turning of the year starts to be felt.

One day in summer
when everything
has already been more than enough
the wild beds start
exploding open along the berm
of the sea; day after day
you sit near them; day after day
the honey keeps on coming
in the red cups and the bees
like amber drops roll
in the petals: there is no end,
believe me! to the inventions of summer,
to the happiness your body
is willing to bear.

Mary OliverAmerican Primitive 

Back Bay Books, 1983

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