A Promise of Summer


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    A Promise of Summer

    My heart’s returned to Catochtin’s hills

    to walk ‘neath its ancient trees

    Below their layered silver laces

    summer’s promised in their leaves.


    Footsteps worship where they grow tall,

    up to greet the morning breeze

    Their green hymn echoes while I recall

    summer’s promised in their leaves.


    Down, down a warming graniite face

    cool water falling as it weaves

    Beneath hard ledges and soft branches

    summer’s promised in their leaves.


    Long ago its proud chesnut stands

    succumbed to a strange disease

    Now scattered low in adolescent hands

    summer’s promised in their leaves.


    I visited dead ancestor’s’ stone

    where stray memory simply grieves

    Midst silent stalwarts’ bowered prayers

    summer’s promised in their leaves.


    I lay me down just where she lay

    as hope, the day reprieves

    ‘Neath patient limbs that hear me weep

    summer’s promised in its leaves.


    Away, then to blue Catochtin’s ridge

    where I feign would stay to please

    The morning’s shadowed forest pledge

    that holds summer in its leaves.


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    Marsink commented on A Promise of Summer


    I enjoyed reading this and think I will again. Contemplation relaxes in the lap of promise. Thanks for such a vivid transport of the soul.



    I think everyone has a favorite place, either home or afar where dreams distill into some healing notion. Blessings, Harver

    Hampton commented on A Promise of Summer


    Beautifully done with poet brillance woven in every line

    Helios commented on A Promise of Summer


    Another great work by a great poet. I nearly laughed at studly111 comment [ but then I remembered that I do not have do all those things... no wife].

    shadowexpler commented on A Promise of Summer


    I realy like this one read most of you poems and this one is the one I like the most



    It's been awhile since your visit, and that month was a blur for me, but thanks for your read. I'm glad you did find a favorite. I've added a few since if you're curious.

    MSVanallen commented on A Promise of Summer


    A song of pheonix porportions! My heart ached for that which succombed, found hope under patient limbs as they stand in witness to cleansing tears and rejoiced in shadowed forest pledge...wonderful write! MSV

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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