The Summer Day is Done go inside Books Why did I ever wait to read this book Since I m not sure what to say I ll leave it as is I don t know what to begin with I loved every page the sad along wi
The Summer Day is Done go inside Books Why did I ever wait to read this book? (Since I'm not sure what to say, I'll leave it as is)I don't know what to begin with, I loved every page, the sad along with the funny, the history and the fiction. I wouldn't change a thing. Even though it's about the Romanovs, we still get a semi happy ending, about as happy as it could be. And, I enjoyed the journey there, which is even better.John (Ivan) was a remarkable hero, he kept a brave face even when faced with a completely impossible love, Olga. He doesn't have eyes for anyone else, not since his first look into her deep blue, innocent eyes. At that time he didn't know her or think he'd ever see her again. But he did see her again, or there would never have been a story. The Romanovs are painted as being lovely people, but not very good rulers. They seemed to listen too much to their advisers and not enough to the outside world. So, yes it is a bit rosy as far as the Romanovs are concerned, but it's still realistic. What I loved most was the witty banter, it was the silver lining of a very dark cloud, War. I found myself laughing even in some darker moments, definitely a reread.PG One character has loose morals and skinny dipping is mentioned, nothing graphic. . In this poignant and romantic tale of love and loss, young British agent John Kirby meets and falls in love with the Tsar s eldest daughter, Olga, while visiting Russia in 1911 As love begins to blossom between the pair, John has to return to England and Olga and her family are caught up in the war of 1914.. The best Books The Summer Day is Done They were strangers, eyes meeting in a sea of faces at a train station, but it was love at first sight...Thus begins the tragic love story of John Kirby (Ivan Ivanovich) and Grand Duchess Olga. They were worlds apart in station but together in soul.I found this story so GOOD. Yes, its fiction. But in real life stranger things do happen. So it didn't feel super far fetched. When we first meet John he is a British spy (but not against Russia or the Tsar). He eventually meets the Romanov family, becomes their friend and even joins the Russian side when WW1 breaks out.For 2/3 of the book the day is pleasant. Summer reigns. There's sunny days and playful banter abounds. I love the wit and humor in this book. The characters felt real and I just loved how they would go back and forth with faux insults. If the portrayal of Russians is accurate they are a fun loving people. That is, when they're not at war. When war is declared, the revolutionists have their way everything starts falling apart..If you like Russian literature in general (War and Peace, Anna Karenina etc) or are fond of Russian history as it relates to the Romanov family (always a fascination for me) then I think you would enjoy this.CONTENT:SEX: None (although there is some sexual innuendo in the bantering and one instance of nude swimming).VIOLENCE: Some toward the end. There is a war and people are hurt.PROFANITY: Pretty MildMY RATING: PG
The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver Poem Poetry A The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver Poem of Poetry A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S Poet Laureate, Poetry and Literature, Library of Congress. The Summer Day Poem by Mary Oliver The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world Who made the swan, and the black bear Who made the grasshopper This grasshopper, I mean the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down First day of summer Solstice, when we see most daylight Jun , The summer solstice the exact moment when the sun is at its highest point in the sky each year is at p.m EDT June This marks the beginning of astronomical summer How Mary Oliver s The Summer Day Became an American Jan , The Summer Day is redolent of much of her work, tuned into the natural world as well as anything can be, and, often by extension, mortality She told Maria Shriver in an O Magazine interview, I The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Words for the Year Jun , thoughts on The Summer Day by Mary Oliver mishedup swoon such a poem today is the solstice, father s day and tom s birthday,, perfect Like Liked by person June , at am Christina s Words Didn t know it was Tom s birthday Wow is quite a number Mary and a soft summer breeze make everything better. Mary Oliver reads The Summer Day aka The Grasshopper Jun , The Summer Day first appeared in House of Light Beacon Press, , and has been reprinted in New and Selected Poems, Volume Beacon Press, and The Truro Bear and Other Adventures Poems by Mary Oliver The Summer Day The Sun Wild Geese The Summer Day Who made the world Who made the swan, and the black bear Who made the grasshopper This grasshopper, I mean the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Summer Solstice Celebrate the First Day of Summer on In this system, summer begins on June and ends on August Therefore, the summer solstice is not considered to be the first day of summer, meteorologically speaking Astronomically, however, the first day of summer is said to be when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, which occurs on the summer solstice June . Summer solstice Northern and Southern The summer solstice is the longest day of the year Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa Earth s position in space at June solstice.