Solstice Poem Chasing the Last Light of Day

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In the last poem before a mid-summer break, Marc Latham celebrates the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, and the long days we enjoy at this time of year.
There is still some light in the north-east sky until about 11pm at the moment where Marc lives (Leeds), and when he sees this he usually thinks how nice it would be to follow it until shaking night off, if it meant the day never ended, and you didn’t get tired.
Here’s the poem, and enjoy the solstice wherever you are:
Following the Last Light
Midnight Sun
all day fun
following last light
to escape night
north in June
flowers bloom
neverending colour
far from the equator
even night and day all year
winter is summer below
better follow
route Africa
then South America
December brings thaw
down world floor
no more night
ice sight
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