Thursday, April 26, 2018


Midweek Motif at Poets United
asks us to feature Summer. The word
conjures pleasant vignettes.
Submitted to Poets United
April 26, 2018

Grasshoppers and fireflies
         Sunday afternoon croquet games
                          Home made Ice cream
   Sheets smelling of sunshine
                               Bicycle rides at dusk
          Song of the meadowlark from the fencepost
Sweet-smelling fields of clover
                   Hoot owl in the oak tree
    Reading Zane Grey under the elm tree
                          Cold, clear water from the well
 Magnificent summer storms
            Tomatoes ripe and warm from the garden
                           Sweet, purple grapes from the old vine
Hollyhocks by the yard fence
     The low of cattle in the evening
                       Life, so simple and sweet


  1. So good to see you! Every single phrase resonates--including the Zane Grey, LOL. Simple. Sweet.

  2. Of all the things I miss from my childhood in Kansas, the song of the meadowlark is at the top of the list. Your imagery took me right back to the prairie. Thanks!

  3. You captured the season well... nicely done

  4. Gorgeous poem.I can smell the sunshine sheets and feel the warm tomatoes. Just lovely.

  5. Oh, this is the best poem I have read so far on this prompt, Indy. How beautifully the summer clothes the earth...!! :))

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