Monday, August 22, 2011

Goodbye Summer

    A few mornings ago, on the last day of real summer before teacher workdays started, I woke up with a poem in my head.  Then I actually sat and wrote it down, which is a big deal since I'm not sure I've written a poem since high school!  When I was done, this is what I had.


           Sun streaming in my window
           looking out over green
                        grass, shady tree
           roses by the mailbox

          Little girls giggle in the street
          cheerful breezes rustle
                         playful leaves
          birds chirp, cicadas sing

         Lounging reading in my pjs
         ice cream, smoothies, s'mores
                       by the campfire
        cool waves of relaxation

         Music filling parks with joy
         red-orange-purple sunsets
                      twilight, sparking stars
        learning, spinning school thoughts

                      Goodbye summer.


P.S. I know this is a day early but I won't be able to blog tomorrow!


  1. You've caught summer in your poem! Isn't it funny how some things beg to be written as a poem. This was one of them.

  2. Ah-h, summer! I love that 'cool waves of relaxation'. Lovely reminiscing, but the best part to me is that you woke up and wrote it. You must have sub-consciously already been saying goodbye. Happy start of school!

  3. "Cool waves of relaxation" describes summer to a "T." Yes, summer is leaving us, and I enjoyed your sights and sounds of the season.

  4. You've described my summer, down to the smoothies. It's kind of sad that the rest of the year doesn't have those 'cool waves of relaxation.' Maybe we need to start infusing the year with such things. Loved your poem.


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