Saturday, 15 August 2009



"Open the window, and let the air
Freshly blow upon face and hair,
And fill the room, as it fills the night,
With the breath of the rain's sweet might.
Hark! the burthen, swift and prone!
And how the odorous limes are blown!
Stormy Love's abroad, and keeps
Hopeful coil for gentle sleeps.
Not a blink shall burn to-night
In my chamber, of sordid light;
Nought will I have, not a window-pane,
'Twixt me and the air and the great good rain,
Which ever shall sing me sharp lullabies;
And God's own darkness shall close mine eyes;
And I will sleep, with all things blest,
In the pure earth-shadow of natural rest."-
James Henry Leigh Hunt


Deirdre said...

Can't believe the Summer is over, the leaves across the street are turning yellow already, a month too early. I think we now have a new season to replace the summer " The Monsoon Season"!!

Dew of Hermon said...

Today was typical Monsoon, high humidity followed by torrential downpour. Is that the beginning of a bamboo plantation I see at the bottom of the garden ?