Important Dates: Lake Science programs scheduled for the next two Sundays (8/19 & 8/26) have to be CANCELLED due to illness, and we hope to reschedule them next summer

A Twin Lakes Idyll by Caroline B. Smith (1920)

A Twin Lakes Idyll by Caroline B. Smith (1920)

Oh, the sunrise on a mountain lake

In the glorious month of June,

Where purple headed mountains brake

Through the rosy tint of morn.

 

To float along with a merry song

In a swift Oldtown canoe

Far away from the city’s throng

Is the life for me – and you.

 

The water lilies bloom at our hand

With chalices snowy white

While overhead a blackbird band

Carol along in their flight.

 

Watch the speckled pickerel jump

For a daring bottle fly!

If you know how to “cast’ your good steel rod

Your breakfast awaits nearby.

 

Had ever water such silver sheen

Or sky such liquid blue?

It is fit for you my sylvan queen,

In the bow of your green canoe.

 

So let us float in our little boat

To the land of dryad and faun.

There is magic in the Berkshire Hills,

In the dewy hours of dawn.

 

 

From A Little Book of American Verse, page 53

            By Caroline B. Smith

            (Mrs. Alan E. Smith) of New Jersey