Summer Signs

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Summer Signs


The sweet smell of honeysuckle,
Dampened by the rain.
Drips of morning dew running,
Down a window pane.
A symphony of water fowl,
Frogs and other birds,
Synchronize, then harmonize.
In melody, not words.
Crisp, cool storm filtered air,
A soft and gentle breeze,
Life stirring everywhere,
As far as one can see.
As the morning sun rise,
Breaks above the trees
I suddenly realize,
What summer means to me.

~!~

T-shirts, shorts, no more shoes,
Fancy grills and barbecues.
The smell of flowers and fresh cut grass,
Fishing for hours for trout or bass.
Baseball and Concerts after dark,
Amusement, Theme and Water-parks,
Dairy Queen and dreamsicles,
Homemade ice cream, popsicles.
Thunderstorms and scattered drizzles.
Boyhood laughs and girlish giggles.
Swimming pools and water holes,
No more school and fishing poles.
Ice cold beer and bottled wine.
Longer days, come rain or shine.
Grapes picked straight from the vine.
Teeth carved from watermelon rind.
Strawberries and blueberries,
Raspberries, wild blackberries,
Fresh tomatoes and vegetables,
Homegrown gardens to tables.
Picnics and the 4th of July,
Memories that will never die,
Family gatherings, vacation times.
A collage of summer signs.




Copyright © May 2010
Kevin Mooney 

 

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Olan01 commented on Summer Signs

05-22-2010

Absolutely wonderful, enchanting and true, and end to winter's blues.

mdpoetgirl commented on Summer Signs

05-21-2010

You really drew me in this nature poem, Kevin. Loved the imagery, it was palpable and even left a feeling of nostalgia, because it made me think of my childhood summers, some of the best times of my life... keep it up!

countrypoet commented on Summer Signs

05-13-2010

Kevin, Summer is my favorite season and you so beautifully describe so many of the wonderful tates and experiences that make it so exciting.There are always so many great things to do in the summertime and so many beautiful memories to create.Thank you my friend for sharing this beautiful poem. Terry

BringMeBullets commented on Summer Signs

05-05-2010

I've never really been a fan of rhyming poems... People really have to know what they are doing. And you surely do, Mooney. You're the master of rhymes and poetry all in one. I love this. So many memories came running through my head. Back when things were a little more simpler than they are now... My childhood was the best time of my life, and because of you I got to relive it a little... Thank you. A ten from me. :)

cliftondurant commented on Summer Signs

05-05-2010

you describe summer time beautifully all these thing I can relate to great job

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

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