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Below is the poem entitled Summertime which was written by poet Anna T.. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I want the summer sun to warm you
Your chapped cheeks smoothed to a golden tan

Flowers to bloom smells for you,
a kaleidoscope of red, blue purple and yellow
to pick and give with your little hand.

The grass to grow thick and soft under your toes-
(to guard from past spring’s mud).
Stems green as emeralds for your eyes to feast.

Seeds to pinch and bury 
As I dig up a worm for you to ponder
And squish so delicately. 

A shady tree to call for you, lower it’s sturdy limb to climb. It’s arms to shelter you 
from the heat. A slight breeze to catch you for an instant, cooled ever so lightly- 

A dragonfly to catch your eye- land still but for the hello wave of its wings.

Free of time and space and life’s uncertainties-
As I look on amazed, 
inspired by you.

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  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 8:43:00 PM
    Annalisa - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 4:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:54:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar