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~~~ Paradise Unleashed ~~~
~ " Paradise Unleashed " ~
Sweet summer shall be upon us, yet again,
Trailing upon coat-tails of the Ides.
Everywhere, awash with new life;
Last seasons' winter wanes in power,
Disabled in chagrin; disqualified by uplifting change;
Now, only offering an 'ignotum per ignotius', for its passing,
During this celebration of light.
Heaven's spotlight bathing creation;
Health, and vitality toasting mankind,
Injecting surreal aplomb into nature.
Wild flowers reach out with tendrils,
To grasp infinity;
Green flags of report,
Swaying, in the gentle breeze.
Bluebells, summoned from their slumber,
Explode into life; myriads of flora,
Subtly springing into being, under the watchful eye
Of no man, but perceived by the astute.
Illuminations' hue brings joy to many.
This time of plenty will not be ignored;
Hearts weigh less, and the day,
Seized by eager lovers, ardent for sensations of Eros;
Fertile honey's, fuelled by May's giddy cocktail
Of heady expectation.
The labourer does suffer the aerial torch,
Jabbing their flesh like a gimlet,
In this self-inflicted, midday tort.
Yet,the self-same sun drives the young into frivolity,
And carefree abandon, exposing the quiddity
Of their impertinent intoxication.
Hope is here to stay, this day;
Shall stretch into the forever, it feels.
Barbecues, and cook-outs for contented families;
Promenading courtship and romantic picnics
For love-struck couples.
Breathe deep of the scented air,
And know that you're alive, you happy people.