Tangy summer , breezes in heat
Through minutes you forestall
And drench the moonlight so replete
Beneath your fiery kohl.
The silken air drapes blossoms scent
Releasing fragrant balm
Then rustles every tree’s lament
In fading season’s psalms.
Mild nights release stars’ blinking glow
Caressing burnished ease,
That only your zest can bestow
The ending of caprice.
Beneath the parting of glossed beams
As days wither in space;
My August passion falls downstream
Yet held in your embrace.
Summer's End Contest of Francine Roberts