Sunday 5 August 2018

Paintings of Summer - Joan Lennon

It's been a hot, dry summer.  And so I thought I'd share some paintings from hot, dry summers in the past. 

Edward Atkinson Hornel Summer 1891

Childe Hassam Summer Sunlight (Isles of Shoals) 1892

Mary Cassatt Summertime 1894

Shoen Uemura Firefly 1913

And some rain would really help.  If, by the time you read this*, we're still in need, here's a poem about summer rain to remind you of what it's like.

A drop fell on the apple tree
Another on the roof
A half a dozen kissed the eaves
And made the gables laugh

A few went out to help the brook
That went to help the sea
Myself conjectured, Were they pearls
What necklaces could be!

The dust replaced in hoisted roads
The birds jocoser sung
The sunshine threw his hat away
The orchards spangles hung

The breezes brought dejected lutes
And bathed them in the glee
The East put out a single flag
And signed the fete away

Emily Dickinson 1890

P.S. When you read this, I will be in Jakarta for my son's wedding.  Now that's hot!

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1 comment:

Susan Price said...

Hope you're enjoying the festivities, Joan and surviving the heat!