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Summer's Interlude

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Summer's Interlude

Beneath a lovers’ moon,
Summer breezes in.
In still-cool primrose evenings
lingering from spring,
she whispers in my ear.
I hear. . .
honey bees near lilacs,
whippoorwills in leafy trees,
and somewhere. . . 
A hoot owl in the night.

Beneath a beaming sun,
Summer carries on
inhaling and exhaling sultry days.
On languid afternoons beyond
a yellow flowered meadow, she finds me
as I wade into a stream. Warmly, 
she breathes upon my cheek.  I feel. . .
the squish of mud beneath my toes,
cool water all around me, and
tiny tadpoles flitting round my knees.

Beneath an autumn moon,
Summer slips away
sigh. . .ing  into
still-hot waning days.
I smell her fragrance in the blooms
of asters that I pluck;
I see her in a golden-glitter dusk and
I hear her in the cries 
of wild geese across the sky
calling out to me her last goodbye.


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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:38:00 PM

    I like this very much,, you always know how to pull off all these contest... that is why we love you.. Congrats with your winning poem...Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:15:00 PM

    Thank you for entering my contest. Very nice....

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:12:00 AM

    You've always been special about noticing the beauty around you--makes me yearn for those days you describe but winter is holding on longer this year! Congrats Andrea!

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:13:00 PM

    I love your poems about the seasons ...... congrats on a fine win...

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:09:00 PM

    Congrats, Andrea. Excellent, well deserved win. Nice going. hugs Ralph

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:36:00 AM

    Absolutely beautiful descriptions. You have used some really gorgeous language here ("languid"), and I loved the way you spaced out "sighing." I strive to write poetry the way you do! Faved! And congrats, of course :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your beautiful summer's win Andrea.....Donna

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:17:00 AM

    Oh, this is smooth and dreamy ... feels like summer. Congrats! another fav...

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:23:00 PM

    You have an unending wealth of beautiful poems.....each one is a winner!!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:59:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in this contest Andrea, I always enjoy reading your poems, this portrays the mood very nicely. Thanks for your comments on mine, Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:18:00 PM

    Andrea, belated congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 10:53:00 AM

    Oh! How cool that we both entered July 2010 writes! hehe I can't help but read my comments here too :) I enjoyed reading this gem again and I'm so glad you entered this for another "airing" so to speak! Super congrats on your win sweetie! And thanks for always dropping by my poems ;) hugs to you!

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 12:46:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in the Summer contest aNDREA. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 10:50:00 AM

    so many tender visual effects that placed me right into the scene, andie... kudos to you for the win!..) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:33:00 PM

    Such a lovely view of summer...(especially love the feel of mud between my toes!!) Congrats to your joyful poem!

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:24:00 PM

    Hi, Andrea,,, congrats in DG, contest... I am so happy to see you on her wonderful list.. Always~PD

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 4:39:00 PM

    So dreamy Andie!! Feels like we are sleeping outside! Nice use of Free Verse too! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 3:34:00 PM

    congrats on your winning poem andrea, this paints such a lovely visual of the progression of summer through to autumn, love that "golden-glitter dusk"! :-)

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 11:24:00 AM

    A wonderful summer day. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 11:22:00 AM

    This is a melodious write from you Andrea!I think you usually don't like writing free verse.---kash

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 5:03:00 AM

    HI ANDREA , LOVED READING THIS FREE VERSE ! -Raj

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 11:14:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea on your win in Catie Lindsey's contest "Free Verse". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 5:58:00 AM

    I hope you are having a wonderful day Andrea. To me it is always a pleasure to read your poetry. Today I want to thank you for commenting on my poetry. I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 6:21:00 PM

    Hooray for you Andrea!!! Terrific job....and you who says she doesn't do free verse!! Outstanding!! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 2:52:00 PM

    wowser I bet you're doing the happy dance! I know you have a hard time with free verse but look at this beauty! Congrad's hon!

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 9:51:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest, Andrea! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 9:41:00 AM

    beautiful imagery, loved it

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 1:34:00 PM

    sounds very sweet.i like how you word "sigh" it really brings out the sound of it. oh autumn(: with her spectacular golden glitter. this is a wonderful write, Andrea. and i don't think i will be snagging any of the foreign men i met. although,the italian guy is so handsome, his walk, body, everything.lol. he asked me on another date, he even wanted a kiss goodbye, but i had to turn him down.i plan to see the filipino guy i met soon too.lol.im commenting every one today, im free(: ~Always

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 3:14:00 AM

    Hi Andrea, love your free verse spanning the summer months. I'm also a bit of a moon fan so I enjoyed its presence here. Best of luck in the contest. (I'm feeling a bit better thanks, just need to find a new job now) ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 8:46:00 PM

    Yes Andrea.. am having a fun time home again.. my sons all got together and did the laundry .. cleaned the house very well.. went grocery shopping for me and bought dinner for Ron and me.. with a big bowl of fruit..just what I wanted to see..haha.. the puppy is still going beserk and the cats have settled down now.. we have three fish and my son Anthony is taling iguana.. anything else? the Mind Power is another oldie but goodie poem.. how was your day???

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