Orkney at the Summer Solstice

Just for the joy of being there
And drinking in the summer air,
The summer sounds, and summer sights,
That set a restless mind to rights
When grief and pain and raging doubt
Of men and creeds have worn it out;
The birds’ song and the water’s drone,
The humming bee’s low monotone,
The murmur of the passing breeze,
And all the sounds akin to these,
That make a man in summer time
Feel only fit for rest and rhyme.

(From In Summer Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar)

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  1. We are sure many of us will continue to enjoy drinking in the summer air all over the place…!

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