Recipe for a Mindful Summer



Savour the sunshine,

feast on the breeze,

distil its essence and

learn how to squeeze

gallons of flavour

where ounces occur;

sprinkle this hour

with seasoning – and stir.


I love herbs. My dill patch is a good place to feast on the breeze as it releases its lovely summer scent…






19 comments on “Recipe for a Mindful Summer

  1. Good thought — something we all need to do. I’m starting to notice the days getting shorter.

  2. You must be good, Mel–I was truly smelling the dill!

  3. that’s sooo vivid ! Wonderful again !

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Mmmmm; heavenly scents or is it heaven sent?

  5. lylekrahn says:

    It’s nice to have non-metric poems for a change.

  6. I love dill! Lots of it was needed for cooking the grayfish for the traditional early August grayfish parties in Sweden and Finland…miss those fairly “wild” occasions of my youth. I still use it a lot, but for somewhat calmer celebrations, and I love the scent!

    • melodylowes says:

      Funny how a certain scent can bring back all those memories!! Sounds like you’ve had plenty of international adventures in your lifetime already – cool!

  7. Geraldine says:

    good advice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yun Yi says:

    Such a subtle sensitive “recipe”! Love it. “Savour the sunshine,

    feast on the breeze,…” these lines brought me right into the “essence” of summer.

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