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Summer Rains

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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

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Summer Rains

As kids, summer rains meant bare feet on wet ground.
A flotilla of paper boats were launched and nurtured along
A rain-made stream to a not-to-distant shore.
Mighty sailors we'd become on those days of long ago.
At the finish line some vessels had sunk, some tattered and torn,
But our hearts and dreams were soaked with many summer joys.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:56:00 PM
    hello, CONNIE the poem is hot and Awesome... congrats with your summer time poem...love Linda

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/28/2013 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda thank your for your lovely congratulatory comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Connie brings back some memories with the paper boats... and thanks for you support while I have been away , still fighting my way back xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy thank you kindly for your visit and congratulatory comment. Keep up the fight Mandy. Hugs, and warm smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:21:00 PM
    wonderful write Connie...congrats on your win

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thanks for the congrats. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Oh yes Connie!...At the house of my youth, we had a very steep rock slope built directly below the drainage ditch on the road with a tiny creek below that...When it rained you guessed it...instant waterfall and the creek flooded to 4 times its size...One of the many creatures we collected were giant slugs just for that occasion... We placed them in dried maple leaves and held slug races...Wonderful memories! - Tim

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tim thank you for your fabulous congratulatory comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:47:00 PM
    ah, the paper boats of youth! this brings back delightful memories. nice one!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ilene thank you for your visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smils, Connie
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Connie, 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

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/25/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Skat thank you for holding contests. Much appreciated for the win. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:10:00 AM
    Very descriptive and expressive of a fun time in childhood and aren't we all children at heart..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for the visit to my work...Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/18/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara thank you for your comment. We all have a child inside, at times we do need to let he/she out to play. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Connie, a wonderful summer memory for me and a wonderful write that inspired it. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/9/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Caryl thank you for the visit and delightful comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 3:33:00 PM
    Ahhhh, sweet reverie.... How captivating. You use the most precious ink....Jake

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you John for your delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:38:00 PM
    I'm sure enjoying all your new little poems this week. this is precious, Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/3/2013 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your encouraging contest. I think I'm improving on my poetry. Your comment means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Great Poem, Connie. Made me reminsce on those summer days. My name is Jiril Clemons, check out some of my poems, you might like one.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/3/2013 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jiril tha k you for your delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Excellent lines! I could see those little sailor kids outside if it were a rainy day!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/2/2013 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Isaiah thank you for your delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:56:00 AM
    This is a brilliantly and masterfully crafted write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning! What a fabulous piece, such a lovely poem, Great work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/2/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell thank you for the visit and for your delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:45:00 AM
    WHAT AM AMAZING FINISH LINE! :) Those childhood dreams never die, Connie! Beautiful write. Have an awesome day!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/2/2013 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen thank you for the visit and for your delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie