Yesterday, Midsummer's Day, Gabriel, my little white dog, and I took a walk in the yard just before supper. Lying in the grass were these Mimosa flowers. . . .
Now is the high-tide of the year,
And whatever of life hath ebbed away
Comes flooding back with ripply cheer
Now the heart is so full that a drop overfill it,
We are Happy now, because God wills it.
-James Russell Lowell