Summer Stars: A Poem for July

This one is by Carl Sandburg, and seemed oh-so-appropriate for a summer when we’ve spent so much time “camping” in the upstairs of our own flooded out house. Stargazing is a favorite pastime at the McCasa. We’ve just moved to our new place, and are getting settled in; I look forward to long nights on the back deck, stargazing and eating too much food. I promise more updates about the big move (and Great Minify, as Josh has named it – we’re well underway!) soon, but in the meantime – enjoy this short and lovely verse about one of the beauties of summertime.

Summer Stars

Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long-arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.

Carl Sandburg

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