Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Greetings from St. Paul on the 178th day of the year. Five months and 26 days have passed (46.63% of the year) or 4272 hours. Today there will be 15 h 35 m and 45 s of sunlight with the sun rising at 5:27 am and setting at 9:03 pm.

There are 27 days between the first sunset at 9:00 pm (june 12) and the last 9:00 pm sunset on July 8 at 9 pm (7.38 % of the year).

In 68 days it will be Meteorological Fall (September 1) and in 89 days the Autumnal Equinox (September 22) arrives (8:30 am here). But whose counting?

Today's quote is from Poor Richard's Amanack, published 1732-1757: It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.

Today's poem is by Anne Porter.

I first read this poem only a short time ago where it was mounted on a post with several other poems and parts of speeches--protected from the elements by a cover--in a lovely garden I pass nearly every day at least once but seldom walk directly through. One day I took the dividing sidewalk. Ms. Porter lived an extraordinary life.

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