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Summer's Farewell

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Summer's Farewell

She dropped me from her burnished arms
upon a dusty prairie road
and cry I did, and pulling at her skirts
heavy with mud from a morning rain
that fell upon a dying earth..
I begged her to stay for just a while longer
and looked for yellow sunflowers 
to help me make her stay, I found I was alone
as the sunflowers wore blackened robes
and shriveled heads that could not speak
and crumbled in my hands..
Turning towards a dying sun, she stole away
with eyes she laid upon the shadowed hills
and fields where flaxen heads had caught
the breeze of golden summer's breath..
With one slow turn she raised her hand
as if to wipe away the liquid rain that
ran on my face - as in a mirror I saw
her reflection, as her tears became mine..  

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:08:00 PM
    lovely win........SKAT

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 10/30/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Hi Valerie... congratulations on your win...luv ~ LINDA

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 10/29/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks linda... I do not know what I have won.. lol have not been on here forawhile...
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:17:00 PM
    An interesting submission. I can see us all pulling at Mother Summer's skirts. Very nice. Love, Joyce

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 10/29/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks joyce... did I win a contest have not been on here for awhile and did not get a notification.
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 10:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest again Valerie. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 8/4/2011 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Carol. I have not written poetry for so long, and have to try and get back into the mode..
  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Valerie. Love Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 10:08:00 AM
    Like this one, Val. Love the tearful farewell, the dying sunflowers symbol. Love, daver

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 8/4/2011 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your comment.
  1. Date: 2/21/2011 3:26:00 PM
    Congrats Valerie on this well deserved feature. June will soon be here and her arrival will be a welcome sight. Vince

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 1:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Valerie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 7:34:00 PM
    Congrats Valeria on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all with luv...

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 5:08:00 AM
    What a Magnificent write Valerie. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love, Carol

    bellefleur Avatar valerie bellefleur
    Date: 8/4/2011 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol. You are welcome.