What is more gentle than a wind in summer?

What is more soothing than the pretty hummer

That stays one moment in an open flower,

And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower?

What, but thee Sleep? Soft closer of our eyes!

Low murmurer of tender lullabies!

Light hoverer around our happy pillows!

Wreather of poppy buds, and weeping willows!

Silent entangler of a beauty’s tresses!

Most happy listener! When the morning blesses

Thee for enlivening all the cheerful eyes

That glance so brightly at the new sun-rise.

- John Keats, Sleep and Poetry, (1 - 18).

photographs by @stephseverance

wearing Stine Goya

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