Wealth of a summer

-- Photo by Peng

-- Photo by Peng

"Not even dried-up leaves,

skidding like iceboats on

their points down winter streets,

can scratch the surface of

a child's summer and its wealth:

a stagnant calm that seemed

as if it must go on  and on....''


-- From "Thesis, Antithesis, and Nostalgia,'' by Alan Dugan