S u m m e r E v e
n i n g
Les Gove Park, Auburn in Washington
It is in Summer life is fully open.
Where there the very realm of evening peace
receives the last noises of the day . . .
fading squeals of play, calls to dinner,
cease of engines here, then there, as traffic
touches quietude. The distant whistle’s
train recedes in deeper velvet ever-
greens as now the park arrives in silence.