Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ah, Summer

We have had a great summer around these parts, including a heat wave that is about to break this weekend. So, since time is short, here are some quotes for these dog days of August:

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
- Russel Baker

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?
- Steven Wright

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
- Warren Buffett

Let me enjoy
this late-summer day of my heart
while the leaves are still green
and I won't look so close
as to see that first tint
of pale yellow slowly creep in.
I will cease endless running
and then look to the sky
ask the sun to embrace me
and then hope she won't tell
of tomorrows less long than today.
Let me spend just this time
in the slow-cooling glow
of warm afternoon light
and I'd think
I will still have the strength
for just one more
last fling of my heart.
- John Bohrn, Late August

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