Now and Then
Clouds roll off. Summer is truly summer,
green sea foaming in cow-parsley and may,
sun-streaked with dandelion and buttercup.
Light air lifts the silted vapours away
to deep heaven, which like the deep ocean
takes everything to itself and remains pure.
And if the sea has oil-slicks, the upper air
mortal contaminations, today is lovely.
Enjoy today’s beauty and forget care.