Summer does not come…

Summer does not come at once

Its grip on that which gives it birth


In glimpse and taste and smell

With grind and crunch on dale and fell

From frozen earth to green stalk’s birth

It rises.


And in that rising is our eye


Which sees the whole but touches part

A joining of the mind and heart

And knows in that unchanging change

There lives Creation


©Stephen Tanham

Stephen Tanham is a director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people find a personal path to a deeper place within their internal and external lives.

The Silent Eye provides home-based, practical courses which are low-cost and personally supervised. The course materials and corresponding supervision are provided month by month without further commitment.

Steve’s personal blog, Sun in Gemini, is at

You’ll find friends, poetry, literature and photography there…and some great guest posts on related topics.