Summer's Here | Politics | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Published July 20, 2005 at 4:00 a.m.

Summer's here and we can hike the peaks again,

have lunch and tea on mountaintops, look down

on the backs of circling hawks and laze away

the afternoon watching blue-hazy, distant hills.

Come on! Give up those winter blues. Let's go!

Grease up those boots, find that walking stick.

Get your lungs and legs in shape. And don't forget

what Yuan Mei, said, two hundred years ago:

If you begrudge your feet some pain

you'll miss ten thousand peaks.