summer wheat field


But still it stays
The butterfly sings
And opens purple summer
With the flutter of its wings

The earth will wave with corn
The gray-fly choir will mourn
And mares will neigh with
Stallions that they mate, foals they’ve borne
And all shall know the wonder of purple summer

text over art: The Song of Purple Summer from Spring Awakening // Wheat Field with Cypresses (details), Vincent van Gogh, 1889