Senses of Summer

The scent of gardenias
Floating on late afternoon air
Sweetly fragrant and tender
Nothing can compare

Spanish Moss hanging in dreadlocks
On the old Rastafarian Oak
Summer warmed earth
No need for a hooded cloak

Monarchs fluttering here and there
Squirrels flying from tree to tree
Water trickling over rocks
Babbling stream to the sea

Brightness of tropical flowers
Flourishing in their colorful glory
Dramatic blossoms from lush foliage
For our pleasure contributory

Pelicans gliding above the water
Ready to dive when the moment is right
Something spied for their supper
No time to consider the fish’s plight

Peaceful moments spent on the dock
Boats parading along the water
Music floating across the air
A young couple with daughter

Sun’s rays kissing the skin
Freckling the nose
Walking slowly along the beach
Sand between the toes

Sandpipers scurrying
Avoiding the tide
Children playing
In sand liquefied

Random driftwood scattered
A horseshoe crab’s empty shell
Sandcastles left in ruins
A discarded bathing suit with a story to tell

Treasured moments to keep
In memories deep in time
Almost worth the winter freeze
To sip the last of the summer wine

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Kayla Ann’s End of Summer Poetry Contest:Senses of Summer

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  9 comments for “Senses of Summer

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you! 😊

  1. Christine Bolton
    August 8, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Thank you Kate! 😊

  2. Christine Bolton
    August 8, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Thanks so much KaylaAnn! 😊

  3. August 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Absolutely delightful use of words and senses!

  4. August 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    You’ve got some really lovely imagery going on here!

  5. paeansunplugged
    August 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Such a lovely word picture.

  6. August 7, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I really like the Spanish moss hanging in dreadlocks from the Rastafarian oak. A great visual.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 7, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Thanks! I see so much of it here that my mind wanders as I stare at it 😊

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