Basil, sunflowers, watermelon salad

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 27, 2017

O Thou who passest thro’ our vallies in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy golden tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy, thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair
.

–William Blake (1757–1827)

 

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