in the peasant month
the pleasant month casting shadow
down the barefoot baked-grain fields
ripening for scything absorbing red
heat in every cell
back in thundercloud warm rain
ripe as corn-gold hair (inner green girl
Inspired by this page of the Huth Hours 15th-century manuscript, which I found on the British Library’s always fascinating Medieval Manuscripts blog AND by my window-box dianthus, aka gillyflowers (July flowers).