Summer Sentiments

Summer Sentiments

In the summertime
when days are long
and the heat lingers
into the night
Memories are made
and captured
like fireflies in a jar
Fascinating, full of wonder
Replaying moments
over and over
and holding on tight
so not one may escape
Until that bittersweet moment
when you must release 
and set them free

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Lillian is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has
Sent us back in time.  She asked us to find a song that was a hit on our birthday at any time in the past.  We used a website called It was a fun thing to look up.  On one of my birthdays, the song “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry was #1 for seven weeks.  Whenever I hear it I immediately smile.  It brings back many memories for me.  I have included it below.  I hope you enjoy too.

Word prompts 

Escape - RDP
Bittersweet - Word if the Day

  27 comments for “Summer Sentiments

  1. Beverly Crawford
    September 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    A great write. Moonlight is for memories for sure.

  2. sanaarizvi
    September 30, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Oh my heart this is absolutely lovely, Christine! 😀 Especially love; “Replaying moments
    over and over and holding on tight so not one may escape.” Being Poets, we tend to cherish even the tiniest of details. 💝💝

  3. September 30, 2021 at 2:36 am

    love the image of fireflys in a jar as memories. really enjoyed your poem.

  4. September 30, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Fireflies bring back the memories of childhood! Beautiful imagery. 💞

  5. September 29, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Such a joyful song… we all need something like that.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Yes, you can’t help smiling when you hear it ☺️ 🌞

  6. September 29, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I love that song! Nice take on it. I did a fireflies moment recently too. They are such an iconic part of summer

  7. September 29, 2021 at 4:46 am

    *sighs contentedly* … how lovely, Christine!


    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2021 at 9:22 am

      Awww, thanks David ☺️💕

  8. September 28, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Good song title to write poetry to. I like the idea of memories glowing in a jar to revisit and light things up.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you Lisa ☺️ BTW I miss you on Song Lyric Sundays 😢

      • September 29, 2021 at 1:12 pm

        Christine you are welcome and sorry to hear you miss me on the Sunday music SLS. I loved participating in it, but listening to everyone else’s songs was taking up too much time. I wish I had more hours in a day. Maybe when the weather cools down I’ll drop in again….

      • Christine Bolton
        September 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm

        Yes I understand that part Lisa! There are a whole new bunch of people participating these days. Hope to see you there sometime ☺️💕

  9. September 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    This is such a beautiful poem Christine. Love the imagery

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje. Summer is always my favorite time of year ☺️💕

      • September 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm

        You’re most welcome.

  10. September 28, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Great tune and a fine write Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2021 at 9:31 pm

      Hey thanks Rob! It was an old favorite of mine and i5 was #1 on one of my birthdays ☺️💕

  11. Gillena Cox
    September 28, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Luv the memories like fireflies in a jar. Nice image.
    What i luv too about this prompt is we gitvto revisit so many song we had forgotten about.


    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Yes Gillena! It was fun. I went all the way back to me birth date. It chose something a little newer. I love summer. So it was a good pick for me ☺️💕 Thanks so much.

  12. September 28, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Like catching fireflies. Yes, like so. Lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Selma ☺️💕

  13. September 28, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    ….capturing memories like fireflies in a jar. Ohhhhh that was one of my and my children’s favorite pastimes on a summer evening…watching fireflies. They are magical! And yes, of course, we would catch one in our hands….and sometimes put them in a jar with holes punched in the lid. Thanks so much for posting to the prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Lillian. It was a lovely prompt and I enjoyed seeing what music was popular around my birthday ☺️💕

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