Today's selection by the Roman poet Ovid was penned two thousand years ago, or roughly during the time of Christ. It is somewhat of a double entendre telling the story of man lying down to rest on a warm summer's afternoon and then entering into an even warmer sexual encounter. "In Summer's Heat" serves as a reminder that the feelings and things we experience today are basically the same ones that our ancestors and others have been dealing with for thousands of years.
There is little that is new under the unrelenting sun.
Please enjoy the following bit of literary respite from our own summer's heat.
In Summer's Heat