Posted: June 18, 2013 in Nature, Photos, Poetry
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Walking on concrete
Street noise attacking, then retreating.
Summer taps my arm.

“Look at me,” she whispers.
“I want to touch you.”

Sun’s heat
Lilacs’ sweet scent
Greens of every hue
Hidden, shaded stream emitting coolness
Unexpected flowers amidst tangled growth
Sun-bright yellows, flaunting reds, royal purples
Fuzzy cattail sausages on nature’s skewers
Deep azure skies

City noises clamor for attention.

“Aren’t you glad you came?” Summer asks,
Sublimely sure of her power.




  1. Bastet says:

    Ah…yes, and she envelopes us in her wonderful heat…and soon we complain, wanting to see her sister! 🙂 Lovely poem!

  2. Bastet says:

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Oh what a seductress she is… 😉

  3. This year’s summer is even touching me.

  4. summerstommy says:

    I like the imagery in this poem. As well there is that bit at the end which can be taken in so many ways. But then again summers can be like that. It never ceases to amaze me of the power of seduction that a whisper engenders. Great work.

    • Thanks very much for visiting. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. It was born out of a lovely walk I took on Monday, one of the first chances I’ve had to get out and enjoy the summer weather, which has been in short supply around here.


      • summerstommy says:

        Well enjoy it while you can. We are in winter and it has been cold and wet the last few days. Lovely photos as well. Right now I long for summer.

      • I’ve been getting our house ready to put on the market and realized that except for errands and yard work, I haven’t been out to enjoy summer at all, so I decided to combine errands, walking and photography. It was so nice. Hang in there! Summer will come again. Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy my photos.


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