Fruit Abounds Amid the Press of Labor

Music: Goldberg Variations: Variation 10.
By Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Kimiko Ishizaka at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication license.


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Fruit abounds amid the press of labor.
Old, abandoned plants produce sweet plums.
Rivers run unseen through ripening fields.
The heartscape sings, dreams unremembered answer.
Youthful still, the mother waits and listens.

There is much in summertime to savor,
Hard though the work until the harvest comes.
Revel, then, in what all seasons yield,
Even as each leaf becomes a dancer,
Even as the white world gleams and glistens.

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