Summer Is

Rosy Returns daylily

Summer is a strawberry,

incubated eggs leaking

juicy sweetness down tanned chins.


Summer is watermelon

rinds on styrofoam plates, chilled

picnic fare shared with neighbours.


Summer is barefoot grasses,

firefly lanterns at dusk,

creamsicle smudges on shorts.


Fireworks stars, awnings strung

with campfire’s glow, seared grill-marks,

sandy toes at water’s edge;


Lazy hours with dog-eared books,

aloe vera to soothe sun’s

kiss – all add up to summer.

10 comments on “Summer Is

  1. Summer is just that, Melody. I could smell the grass as I read your post. And today, I shall have that chilled picnic for sure. Great poem 🙂

  2. Gallivanta says:

    What a beautiful summer 🙂

  3. Wow-wonderful–what a picture, I just wanted to climb into the scene.

  4. parth893 says:

    Lovely summer 😀 ❤ beautiful thoughts

  5. Ah, summer! Enjoy the rest of what is left of it! 🙂

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