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An Early Summer Saturday's Reflection

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An Early Summer Saturday's Reflection

At last the summer’s here, I think for good!
And winter’s snow can stay where it belongs -
atop the mountains! In my neighborhood,
each night I hear our newest neighbors’ songs.

The birds that have been settling in since spring
and building nests inside our lovely trees
delight me, for I love to hear them sing
while I am sitting in the evening breeze.

I went behind my house this Saturday,
and there beside the chain link fence I found
a robin-redbreast, whose stiff body lay
where grass is getting yellow all around.

Oh, what cruel fate for one since early June
had sung for us beneath this summer’s moon!


Written Saturday, June 8, 2013
for the Summer Contest of Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:55:00 PM
    you wrote a lovely summer day's poem.... congrats... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fantastic write & win ,, andrea:) xxcherie....

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:23:00 AM
    My biggest hearty congratulations on another top win my dearest friend, Andrea! This is an outstanding sonnet about summer. I love it and so enjoyed! Thank you so much for sharing and for everything. Again, BIGGEST CONGRATULATIONS with my biggest sweetest hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Andrea congrats on your outstanding win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:00:00 PM
    a nice summer day write... congrats... :-)... always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 4:31:00 PM
    I sure am getting tired of congratulating you on another 1st place win...LOl...you know Im just kidding. I think this is one of my favorites of yours..its just beautiful. BG

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win, Andrea...a reflection f summer!

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:01:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:23:00 PM
    congrats on your 1st place win Andrea, beautiful as usual

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Love when the robins have arrive in spring. Makes me know that spring has really arrived. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:44:00 PM
    I do miss some excellent poetry when i'm tied up and cannot get here, but this poetry of yours is timeless, and will be read for eons.. it is that good...

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:07:00 AM
    I love this gem of yours Andrea. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:06:00 AM
    I really liked your sonnet, Andrea! It isn't that easy to write sonnets. :)

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:41:00 AM
    love this gem, Andrea - poor little robin

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:55:00 PM
    You have mountains to look at close to your house?....luckyyyy. The sonnet is gorgeous. I, like Daver, have lots of squirrels in my yard....course, I eat mine. A few weeks ago I took my daughter out to get a few. She said, "Oh Dad....poor little things, but they sure do taste good." ...;) Hope you have a great weekend, Andrea!

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Heart breaking. We love to feed the squirrels in our back yard, but now and then a carcass turns up on our front porch. Nature is/aint wonderful. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I just love this write Petal. 'I went behind my house this Saturday', Well, I normally go in the house for that, though it could explain why your grass is going yellow and you have birds dropping dead in your back garden lol. Take care, Richard

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 6/14/2013 12:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hahahaha. VERY funny!!!!
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Let's say a prayer and breath the air. And thank God it's not us. Not too many robin's get this many poets to make such a fuss. I'm gettin confused with these climactic changes. I've got a cold, turned on the air. I think this world's estranged us.

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Beautiful. I like this Andrea... AO

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:16:00 PM
    Rest in Peace. little Robin. hard to give up my addictions these are the only things that make me happy after work. thanks for passing by Andrea. Have a blessed Summer

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