Get Your Premium Membership

August Sunshine

August Sunshine August sunshine feels different Than sharp newborn rays Of afternoons in June… Round, August sunshine tells Of ripening And growing large – Laying still Watching the breeze tickle Mature birch leaves Until they quiver In delight And dance. August sunshine is about napping And waking Waking and pausing, Seeing the depth of blueness in the sky All over again As if for the first time Mouth open in wonder; Letting warmth Slowly seep Into cold bones and weary souls – Being still While butterflies Float Past summer visions. August sunshine is about Looking For the moonrise in paleness To light up the way For summer shooting stars; The feel of hats – The smell of suntan cream Winding down, Gathering, Resting In the sound of children In the backyard Ice in glasses, The smell of newly cut grass. August sunshine is about Seeing the action of life Write itself Into The afternoon Then watch Parades Of boats Stroll by on lakes – Or buzz the shore Pulling water skiers - Tiny dots like aquatic ants Surfing On summer waves. It is about being enveloped – Watering – weeding - getting ready And the whoosh Of rainbirds Sprinklers Fire hydrants Making puddles – Water trickling down Furrows Of the skin and soil; Opening windows - closing shutters Ice cream vendors and thunderstorms Announcing their arrival In tinkling bells and booming laughter. August sunshine feels different.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 8/14/2020 10:02:00 PM
You have been doing some amazing writing of summer lately, my poetess friend! Another gem, love all the water references, because what is August without thunderstorms, boats on the lake, and running through the sprinklers? I think I'm going to go take that August nap now... Congrats and blessings!
Login to Reply
Date: 8/13/2020 10:29:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Oh Yes August, what a wonderful story/poem you have here. I love your line, "Ice cream vendors and thunderstorms." I love both. Enjoy your win and day...............
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/13/2020 4:56:00 PM
Hi Paula! Thank you for your congratulations! I too love both ice cream vendors and thunderstorms. Something we share in common my friend! Have a wonderful August drinking in all its joys! All the best!
Date: 8/13/2020 8:46:00 AM
a wonderful tribute to august, sam, even though it's one of my least favorite months. you've managed to describe all the best parts of it so well that maybe i'll have to reconsider...
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/13/2020 4:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, ilene! Now that is a compliment from a member of the "August - not my favorite month club!" I got started thinking about August and ended up with five verses! BTW - what is your favorite month! I actually have several including December. All the best my friend!
Date: 8/12/2020 3:52:00 PM
Sam..this is amazing. You have shown us so much from August Sunshine and brought us right into it. So well written! A Fav for me :)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/13/2020 4:44:00 PM
Oh.., thank you Heidi! I am so happy that you felt the joy of this month. Knowing September is coming I try to hold onto each minute of August and wanted to transmit that feeling! Thank you for your wonderful confirming words. I am honored by your fav! Hope all is well with you!
Date: 8/12/2020 12:17:00 PM
what gorgeous imagery I adore the august sunshine as long as it is not too hot... and as august turns to September the weather starts to get autumnal. , super poetry Sam:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/13/2020 4:39:00 PM
Every minute of August is a treasure to me. Thank you for your wonderful words. They always encourage me! Enjoy what is left of August - especially on the beach! hugs and blessings my friend!
Date: 8/12/2020 11:27:00 AM
- A beautiful August makes autumn and winter a little shorter - But, we can already see that autumn is approaching - A wonderful poem, Sam ... really enjoy your lines :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 8/13/2020 4:37:00 PM
Hi again! You are so right! I hadn't thought about August in those terms. Even in August we are seeing some color sneak into our trees. Just found my first fallen leaf today. I think that is why I treasure every minute of August - all the sights, smells, sounds and tastes! Thank you for your August visit. Hugs! Sam