Monday, April 05, 2010

Summer Night, Riverside

Feeling Floral again....must be all this Spring stuff going on......
My oldest friend saw this on my Facebook page and told me it reminded her of this poem. I had a feeling of  circa 1900-1910 when I did the drawing and she tells me the poem is from the same era. Amazing...

Summer Night, Riverside

In the wild soft summer darkness
How many and many a night we two together
Sat in the park and watched the Hudson
Wearing her lights like golden spangles
Glinting on black satin.
The rail along the curving pathway
Was low in a happy place to let us cross,
And down the hill a tree that dripped with bloom
Sheltered us,
While your kisses and the flowers,
Falling, falling,
Tangled in my hair. . . .

The frail white stars moved slowly over the sky.

And now, far off
In the fragrant darkness
The tree is tremulous again with bloom
For June comes back.

To-night what girl
Dreamily before her mirror shakes from her hair
This year's blossoms, clinging to its coils?

Sara Teasdale

1 comment:

Jackie said...