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The Pancake Chronicles: quit the clover

The Pancake Chronicles

Monday, June 07, 2010

quit the clover

© Mark Hilman

“There's a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield,
    And the ricks stand gray to the sun,
Singing: -- 'Over then, come over, for the bee has quit the clover,
    And your English summer's done.'

            You have heard the beat of the off-shore wind,
            And the thresh of the deep-sea rain;
            You have heard the song -- how long! how long?
            Pull out on the trail again!
        Ha' done with the Tents of Shem, dear lass,
        We've seen the seasons through,
        And it's time to turn on the old trail, our own trail, the out trail,
        Pull out, pull out, on the Long Trail -- the trail that is always new.

      It's North you may run to the rime-ringed sun ....”



Rudyard Kipling - from The Long Trail


© Mark Hilman

2 Comments:

Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

Dear me! Don't depress me with thoughts of summer ending!

Are you headed north-wards for a visit, or something?

9 June 2010 at 22:35  
Blogger Colleen said...

You could say that .... It's not summer that has ended, it's our time in the south ...we're moving back to the Knife!

10 June 2010 at 01:36  

any questions?

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