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All On A Summers Eve

The screen door droops lazily, slightly ajar
Crickets croon lullabies, heard from afar
Kid’s sticky faces, betray ice-cream bars
All on a summers eve

Legs peel off chairs, from the sticky, wet heat
Rocking chairs sway, creaking out restless beats
Mosquitoes, they feast upon my grass-stained feet
All on a summers eve

Young lovers strip down, kissing perchance to swim
As jealous moon watches, and sunset grows dim
The sand dunes heat up, begging for skin on skin
All on a summers eve

Bold daisies flirt, nodding their modest heads,
Ivory faced roses blush, burning them red
Tiny seeds toss, and then shoot from their beds
All on a summers eve

Butterflies tease, as they flit-flutter by
Somewhere a windowsill holds fresh baked pie
Magic is born within jars of fireflies
All on a summers eve

Wild, woodland faeries dance in faerie rings
Children will grin, picking flowers to bring, to
Their surprised mothers, whose thankful hearts sing
All on a summers eve

Fishes gaze warily at worm-hooked poles
Marshmallows roast above fiery coals
Keen mother horses watch boisterous foals
All on a summers eve

Impatient winds blow, making love to the trees
Zephyrs entice; then enrage the calm seas
While lilies and hyacinths bewitch the breeze
All on a summers eve

Love will be found, and remembered, and made
Peace is a book, an old tree and its shade
Summer to me, tastes like cold lemonade
All on a summers eve

So, come with ye, summer; be gone snow and sleet!
I long to feel grass on the soles of my feet
And jump in the river as suns rays retreat
All on a summers eve

Shared 2nd place winner in Karen Neary's Summer Enchantment Rhymed 
poetry contest. Thank you!!!

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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 1:32:00 PM
    Straight to my favs, no shadow of a doubt, i was smiling fom the first line and grinning widely at the end. This is one of the best rhymes i have read, its just Brilliant, James,xx

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 10:44:00 AM
    As always a beautiful write - Congratulations on being featured this last week, God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 1:28:00 AM
    Hi Kristin, You did it again! Congratulations. Keep on sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 8:04:00 PM
    Well Kristin I can see why you won second place what a excellent poem and story, such vivid imagery throughout the whole piece! Congratulations on a wonderful poem featured! I love it!!!! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 9:03:00 AM
    HOw did I miss this one. SUPER.....all the smells, colors. all the senses touched with memory. Congrats on this selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 12:46:00 PM
    Congrats Kristin on "All on a Summer's Eve" being featured. Great descriptive write. Vince

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on this wonderful poem being featured this week! Love, robin

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 3:12:00 PM
    I was sure I had commented some time ago on this wonderful write but now I don't see when ... oh well, its still just wonderful and a well-deserved winner in the contest as well as a feature this week at the Soup! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 12:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Kristin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:34:00 AM
    I remember this well. Warmest congrats Kristin on a most beautiful featured write. Wonderful to read it again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 11:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature this week Kristin Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 5:43:00 PM
    Lovely poem, Kristin...I'm so glad it is being featured this week, so that I had a 2nd chance to catch it. A welcome poem, on a cold winter day...hearing about summer puts a smile on my face! Congratulations! :)

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 5:17:00 PM
    A second place finish and now a featured poem! Congratulations Kristin. Keep up the good writing. Karen

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 11:45:00 AM
    Kristin, I am glad I found this beautiful treasure. Lovely, enchanting, an excellent piece of poetry! Love, Robin