Flowers. © Rare Autumn.
Happy solstice, happy birthday, happy Swedish summer day.
"The sea rests morning-still,
never does it seem to have had storms,
like a mighty spirit
heavy with devotion - light
with clarity's strength.
Sharply and exactly is mirrored
the cliffs' naked precipice.
lie the wide depths.
light and pure all stands,
drawn surely in airy calm,
washed in the fragrance of salt.
even and pure, with thought alone
the day strides into the sky's light,
fine as a precious stone."
Summer Day by Karin Boye. From 'Karin Boye: Complete Poems'.