Wilder friends, one of my favorite poems of the summer is A New Language by Casandra Lopez. It holds the phrase:
…back to longer days when:
Ocean is the mouth
But presently having no ocean here only the vestige of our primordial sea we look to a pond or tadpole puddle or to the celestial seas on heavenly bodies born on tender stems, solstice or the super-moon of June.
TNS Earth-house retreat just before the summer solstice in Fremont County Iowa. Photo by Kathryn Sutko Twit with students from College of St. Mary.
Top: Cephalanthus occidentalis on the solstice, Washington County Nebraska. Photo by Troy Soderberg.