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The Essence of Summer

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The Essence of Summer

Summer haze paint opaque skies
On long, hot days when the honeysuckle sighs
Dispersing perfume, inviting broad smiles
Warming hearts of children and busy dragon flies

Cool lemonade poured over crushed ice, awaits
Inviting long thirsts and simple tastes
All spread out under the shade of mango trees
Laden with fruit soon ripe for a feast

Light winds sail by giving leaves a twirl
As colored kites climb high, their ribbon tails in a whirl
Children's eyes filled with excitement are fixed on the sky
'Til the jingle of the ice cream truck is heard close by

These are the days which build memories to keep
Laughter, joy pervading; there’s no time to weep
The essence of summer; its tastes and sounds
For a lifetime they linger;as together we are bound 
3rd Place...."Summer Poems"

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Anna a lovely summer day you've painted. Congratulations on your excellent win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:55:00 PM
    ANNALISE the poem is hot and Awesome... congrats with your summer time Linda

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Annalise, you paint such vivid and memorable scenes...congratulations on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Annalise xx

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 7/25/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mandy! Hope all is well.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:02:00 PM
    'When the honeysuckle sighs'...WOW, and at the risk of repeating myself, WOW...

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 7/25/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : ) I'm glad you liked it, Tim...I just love the smell! Thank you!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:38:00 PM
    beautiful write Annalise....congrats on your win....I used to make kites too

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 7/25/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Joseph. : ) Ah.. kites I remember when they were home made too-the beautiful colors!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! Annalise, a lovely gift of a poem. Thank you for the support my contest. Stop by and enjoy my blog: (A Lavender Day-- summer contest) winners. Have yourself an awesome day. LUV ~SKAT

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 7/25/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, SKAT! Will stop by your blog this weeked...and wish you an awesome day too!
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:16:00 AM
    The title is so apt! Everything here carries the essence of summer, beautifully written! Congratulations on your win.

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 7/25/2013 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Varsha. I enjoyed your submission also! Cogratulations!
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:46:00 PM
    this is a wonderful one to read on this cold snowy Utah day. Merry christmas to you, sweetie and this is one awesome poem you wrote.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Lovely poem. I noticed that you had commented on another poem that I liked and when I moved over to your poems I found this lovely poem. So glad I did.

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Seems we both are enjoying these summery days. Glad you are back...plz cq love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 9:33:00 AM
    Pretty images here! Nice tribute to summer. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Long ago I read something from you Annalise.....then comes this beautiful summer warm and sweet. - Hope there will be more very soon. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Brigham  Avatar Annalise Brigham
    Date: 6/23/2012 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Anne Lise! Yes, I've been away for a while! Thanks for reading and when you have time read, "Essential Things" too. Hope all is well! Much love, Annalise