Amy Lowell & Finally, Summer

Summer vacation is calling my name, and with the help of poet, Amy Lowell, I think I'm finally in the mood to hear the call. 

I stumbled across her poem, "Bath", and after reading the lines, I felt summertime seep deep into my bones. I had to share: 

"The day is fresh-washed and fair, and there is a smell of tulips and narcissus in the air. 
       The sunshine pours in at the bath-room window and bores through the water in the bath-tub in lathes and planes of greenish-white. It cleaves the water into flaws like a jewel, and cracks it to bright light. 
       Little spots of sunshine lie on the surface of the water and dance, dance, and their reflections wobble deliciously over the ceiling; a stir of my finger sets them whirring, reeling. I move a foot and the planes of light in the water jar. I lie back and laugh, and let the green-white water, the sun-flawed beryl water, flow over me. The day is almost too bright to bear, the green water covers me from the too bright day. I will lie here awhile and play with the water and the sun spots. The sky is blue and high. A crow flaps by the window, and there is a whiff of tulips and narcissus in the air."*

"The day is almost too bright to bear", but somehow I'll manage to bear the "fresh-washed" day. #ThatImageryTho

I'm totally feeling summer now and I hope you are too. 

 

*(Amy Lowell, “Bath” from The Complete Poetical Works of Amy Lowell. Copyright © 1955 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Copyright © renewed 1983 by Houghton Mifflin Company, Brinton P. Roberts, and G. D'Andelot, Esquire. Reprinted with the permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)