Last Day of August
I could not pass by the Botanical Garden
without stopping and take a walk in that glorious
late summer light
The heat's holding on with a vengeance,
almost a 100°F at 5PM on this last day of August -
and these were the red and yellow fruits of summer
I found as soon as I entered through the gate and
ventured up the path in the golden early evening glimmer
I had been hungry all the years;
My noon had come, to dine;
I, trembling, drew the table near,
And touched the curious wine.
’T was this on tables I had seen,
When turning, hungry, lone,
I looked in windows, for the wealth
I could not hope to own.
I did not know the ample bread,
’T was so unlike the crumb
The birds and I had often shared
In Nature’s dining-room.
The plenty hurt me, ’t was so new,—
Myself felt ill and odd,
As berry of a mountain bush
Transplanted to the road.
Nor was I hungry; so I found
That hunger was a way
Of persons outside windows,
The entering takes away.
Photographed 31 August 2015
in the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna
Images and own Text © by Merisi
We had a very fine August, Stockholm had 330 hours of sunshine and nearly no rain at all.ReplyDelete
I spent only 3 days in Vienna in June.... loved every minute! Just not enough time to see everything that I wanted to see.ReplyDelete
Merisi, your photographs and Ms Dickinson's words complement each other well.ReplyDelete
A nice image and a lovely poem!ReplyDelete
It certainly seems hot, just by looking at the images!ReplyDelete
It truly was! :-)Delete
Danke! :)) Einen Pfirsichbaum hätte ich auch gerne - wenigstens haben wir einen (kleinen) Botanischen Garten in Glasgow...♥nicReplyDelete
That little peach tree belongs to a neighbor. I feel very lucky to see it every day.Delete
Wonderful image. Your temperatures are so warm compared to ours. Our heating went on this morning. Can't believe that.ReplyDelete
I can't believe you had to start heating already.
Beautiful light and beautiful pictures Merisi, quite a melancholy shot, does it mean summer is really over...ReplyDelete
I was on my way home, but the light was so diaphanous I had to stop when I passed the Botanical Garden.Delete
Summer over? Well, let's enjoy it another three weeks, I'd augur it to everyone everywhere.