Anthony Di'anno

(North Yorkshire)

Summer Winds

Echo rippled running water leaping,
Baize of loosely littered emerald rocks,
Spilling grass margins as light winds sweeping,
Chimes loose from swaying dandelion clocks,

Timeless summer stretches long dappled paths,
There to lure explorers along their way,
Birdsong floats abroad sunlit scented wafts,
Of pure excitement drifting through the day,

Gently teasing hair, skin, fur, feather leaf,
Bringing forth the hint of a balmy night,
Stoking stars strewn above the fires beneath,
Where shadows dance around flickering light,

The winds of Summer travel far and wide,
'Till they become gentle sighs breathed outside.

Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2014

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/22/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    Lovely summer poem. Your summer poem is flowing so gently with wonderful flow of rhythms. Especially at the peak of summer I just wonder when the summer will get over and wait for rainy season. But your summer poem give a cooling effect...Loved the way you presented it beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (6/16/2014 2:51:00 AM)

    not very often do we see an abab rhyme scheme written with such a precision, , , wonderful work you have done here, , (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (6/15/2014 3:59:00 AM)

    I've just spent some weeks in Ireland; summer there is beautiful and just as you describe in this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (6/14/2014 12:15:00 PM)

    Hi Anthony This is a superb Summer Poem! I was hiking through a huge urban park called LEBANON HILLS REGIONAL PARK yesterday and I now realize your line described the walk, the surroundings, the mood - everything is there in that line TIMELESS SUMMER STRETCHES LONG DAPPLED PATHS. Everyone acknowledges the weakest part of a Shakespearean sonnet is the closing couplet, but not here - it's such a mellow and lovely image. And it brings the poem to a satisfying closure since the winds which blow insistently for 12 lines have quieted. And that quieting is also what the reader feels inside. It's so rich and moving! (Report) Reply

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