Monday, June 21, 2010
What? Summer Solstice already?
For your Summer Solstice 2010 reading pleasure, I give you
my Summer Solstice post from 2009
my Summer Solstice post from 2008
because I wouldn’t want to have to work too hard in all this heat
and all this light
which is the whole point.
For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, we will now have a group sing.
All together, now:
Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med
And springþ þe wde nu,
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
Lhouþ after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel þu singes cuccu;
Ne swik þu nauer nu.
Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!
There now. Don’t you feel better?
And for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere who are currently experiencing mid-winter, bleak or otherwise, and who may prefer a little eye candy to all this singing (hi, Katherine), I give you Paul Newman, who won the Best Actor Award at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Long Hot Summer: