Poem – Evening in July

A Boat Beneath a Summer Sky
by Lewis Carroll

Bohuslänskt Lotten Rönquist-Skärgårdslandskap med spejande barn hus och uppdragen eka

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?

The painting is by
Lotten Rönquist
Skärgårdslandskap med spejande barn hus och uppdragen eka
Archipelago landscape with scouting children house and missions echo

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