July 28, 2009

Summer

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--Description: 19th C, Clare J., Love, Nature, Seasons--


Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come,
For the woods are full of bluebells and the hedges full of bloom,
And the crow is on the oak a-building of her nest,
And love is burning diamonds in my true lover’s breast;
She sits beneath the whitethorn a-plaiting of her hair,
And I will to my true lover with a fond request repair;
I will look upon her face, I will in her beauty rest,
And lay my aching weariness upon her lovely breast.

The clock-a-clay is creeping on the open bloom of May,
The merry bee is trampling the pinky threads all day,
And the chaffinch it is brooding on its grey mossy nest
In the whitethorn bush where I will lean upon my lover’s breast;
I’ll lean upon her breast and I’ll whisper in her ear
That I cannot get a wink o’sleep for thinking of my dear;
I hunger at my meat and I daily fade away
Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.

John Clare

--Did You Know: (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) Clare was an English poet, born the son of a farm labourer who came to be known for his representations of the English countryside. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. In his early adult years, Clare became a pot-boy in the Blue Bell public house and fell in love with Mary Joyce; but her father, a prosperous farmer, forbade her to meet him. Subsequently he was a gardener at Burghley House. He enlisted in the militia, tried camp life with Gypsies, and worked in Pickworth as a lime burner in 1817. Malnutrition stemming from childhood may be the main culprit behind his 5-foot stature and may have contributed to his poor physical health in later life.

--Word of the Day: euphonious\yoo-FOH-nee-uhs , adjective:
1. Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.
Quote:
She combines alliteration and deft word choices with the grace of an oral storyteller, creating euphonious and precise sentences that are perfect for reading aloud.
-Amy L. Cohn, "Children's Books", New York Times, March 10, 1991

--Quote of the Day: Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.
-Hal Borland

--Spanish Word of the Day: explicarse, (verb):
to express yourself, to explain (yourself)
(eg) Se explica con mucha claridad.
(transl) He expresses himself very clearly.
(eg) No sé si me explico. Lo que quiero decir es que ...
(transl) I’m not sure I’m making myself clear. What I mean is that ...

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