A beautiful description, Geo.
Beautiful pictures and fantastic words Geo.
What a nice summery poem.
Dear Geo., your beautiful poem has - though short - a baroque quality - the 'vanitas' heightens the intensity of summer. I love especially the picture of 'at night the earth extends claws clutching green' in its ambiguity. I thought a while about a line of a poem I heard in the back of my head, then I found it - Karl von Gerok (1815 - 1890), who wrote a poem "To the New Year", where the last line says: " For the new year/ a new hope/ The earth still becomes green again".
What a beautifully succinct way to acknowledge summer's growth. Angel trumpet has so many versions, too!