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A Summer Day

The last hints of starlight dim
As night time morphs to morning.
The crickets and the birdsong hymns
Join chorus in the dawning.

In eastern sky where azure grows
And frames the summer sun, 
Young eagle glides, then swooping low 
- Her first prey to be won.

Midday splays through forest's crown
Like spotlights on a stage,
To highlight the last hints of down
Where young chicks fly and fox kits play.

And there, down by the grist mill pond
The rope swings busy all day long.

Modern Sonnet
Written June 12, 2013 for Francine's Summer Day Contest

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:56:00 PM
    CRAIG, you wrote a lovely summer day's poem.... congrats... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:12:00 AM
    I enjoyed the sounds of summer in your verse. Ongrats on your excellent win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:00:00 PM
    a nice summer day write... congrats... :-)... always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Soothing...just beautiful..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on this beauty, Craig!

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 2:36:00 AM
    Congrats, Craig...lovely choice of words....

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:26:00 PM
    congrats on your 1st place win in the "summer " contest Craig

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I find myself liking this poem. Your verses are stunning! The progression also appeals to me, how it goes through a day, focusing on many different aspects of nature, and then the people that see it. Lots of neat pictures here! ~ Thank you for your fave on my poem; I am honoured that you esteem it worthy.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 8:42:00 AM
    you are the master, no doubt, poetry is your thing and you do it so well,,,,,

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Sounds like Summer, I can hardly wait. Today looks and feels like summer but I think the water will be too cold for that rope swing. A little concearned about Shrinkage. As George on Sienfeld once asked "do women know about Shrinkage?"

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:27:00 AM
    I miss those old rope swings...I love what you've captured here.

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 7:49:00 PM
    ha ha, which it was like this down here... i like the last line the most,,, it is totally the opposite of a line i read in a hot summer poem... the swings were standing still..... Always ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 1:29:00 PM
    this really evokes a summer day so well! i especially love the ending...

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Stunning imagery in this one! Summer mornings are my favourite - quiet perfection, and still cool enough to bask in the warm weather without getting fried by the sun! You captured this aspect of summer perfectly!

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 7:36:00 AM
    A very beautiful Summer poem Craig with eccellent imagery-Charma : )

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Lovely poem...! my mind immediately imagine a cheerful and fun summer.. :)))