summer in the city
Moses Sumner, “Plastic,” live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/15/16
reading table: two takes
Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
—Henry James (1843-1916)
There is a kind of sullenness that summer / alone possesses.
—Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016), “In Isley Church Lane (3)”