“O time of rapture! time of song!

How swiftly glide thy days along

Adown the current of the years,

Above the rocks of grief and tears!

‘Tis wealth enough of joy for me

In summer time to simply be.”

~ Paul Laurence Dunbar (One of the first Aftrican-American writers to gain national recognition for his numerous collections of poetry and prose; 1872- 1906)

Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& summer joy-seeker)