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Tomorrow's dawn will start the longest day
When summer takes the torch and starts to run
He'll summon all the children of the sun
His followers that love his warming way

They'll laugh and celebrate in outdoor play
It is the greatest time for water fun
Each claiming to be summer's fav'rite son
Absorbing every ultraviolet ray

And when the sun lies down to take his rest
Their celebrations go in to the night
Cavorting with the moon, who's unimpressed
He knows they only like him 'cause he's bright
They'll fall asleep their backs toward the west
As children of the sun await first light



   by Daniel Turner
  Miltonic sonnet #2

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/4/2017 8:21:00 PM
This is wonderful Daniel !! And the picture drew me in as well.......I have one of my daughter and grandson very much like the one above, as they were cavorting over rapids on their trip to Costa Rica last summer! They are both children of the sun, who had such fun, that they will keep that day tucked away forever ! :) Thank you for the smile!
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Date: 7/7/2017 10:35:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Carrie. Rafting is a blast! I know they had fun:) Glad you liked it:)
Date: 6/29/2017 6:13:00 PM
Yes, so few words expressed in a huge way nicely done Daniel :)
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Date: 7/7/2017 10:34:00 AM
Thank you, Jeremy:)
Date: 6/29/2017 8:05:00 AM
I only wish I had the way to make meter work the way you do. You say so much in just a few words! Great job!
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Date: 6/29/2017 8:09:00 AM
Thank you, Dan. A perfect comment to start my day. Now I'll be smiling all day. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 6/25/2017 10:39:00 AM
You're too good with sonnet Daniel...I'm still hesitating with this form. Find difficulty to check meter.I love Milton sonnet. Have tried but have not posted yet!! :( :D
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Date: 6/26/2017 9:00:00 AM
Thank you Sunita. You can do it. I know you can:)
Date: 6/24/2017 4:52:00 AM
Good Morning Daniel. Your entry and words are filled with life. I very much enjoyed your title. All is well within your entry theme and words. Wonderful work entirely. Have a wonderful morning.
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:59:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Lisa. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 6/23/2017 9:22:00 PM
SO COOL, Daniel! I have a sonnet summer's child and you have children of the Sun now! I just went through it again and figured out what Miltonic style means. I wonder how many sonnet styles must be out there now! I loved that part about "cavorting with the moon" I sure recall those days of childhood!
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:58:00 AM
I used to live for the summer:) Thank you for the visit Andrea:)
Date: 6/23/2017 6:02:00 PM
Like a warm summer's breeze is your verse, my friend...now what's on the BBQ lol...^WW^
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:58:00 AM
Thank you Wingman:)
Date: 6/23/2017 4:44:00 PM
Nicely done, your descriptive powers are formidable. Kind regards, Craig
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:57:00 AM
Thanks old Man, Your kindness is appreciated:)
Date: 6/23/2017 12:58:00 AM
What a great sonnet Daniel abba abba cdcdcd I m impressed, it flows so incredibly naturally. I am awed :)
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thank you, Darren:)
Date: 6/21/2017 11:33:00 PM
Love this one, DT, you describe the children exactly as they are during summer holidays:)
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Date: 6/26/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. You're so sweet:)
Date: 6/21/2017 12:56:00 PM
I've felt like a child in the sun today frollicking around in a paddling pool with the children I care for. Great sonnet Daniel.
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Date: 6/21/2017 1:23:00 PM
I hope you had on sunscreen:) Thank you for pleasant visits, Elizabeth. Remember, moderation:)
Date: 6/21/2017 10:15:00 AM
Stunningly beautiful sonnet, Daniel. The whole piece is so well put together, it all meshes perfectly. But, I love the complete second stanza: They laugh and celebrate in outdoor play ... it's the greatest time for water fun ... each claiming to be summer's fav'rite son ... absorbing every ultraviolet ray. You really know how to put someone inside the heart of your poems. Fantastic poetic artistry. Love and best wishes, my dear friend.
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Date: 6/21/2017 1:22:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie. I'm glad you can't see me turning red:) I appreciate your kind encouraging and supportive comments. I'm overjoyed:)
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Date: 6/21/2017 10:17:00 AM
Btw ... great title, Daniel. Love always.
Date: 6/21/2017 6:24:00 AM
Daniel, Awesome Poem! Thanks for your comments on mine. Mike Reed
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:12:00 AM
Thank you, Mike. I appreciate your kindness and support.
Date: 6/20/2017 9:06:00 PM
Really good DT...I was a child of the sun, always outside.
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:11:00 AM
I was too up until about a year ago. Now, I've gotten soft. Thank you, Tim.
Date: 6/20/2017 6:51:00 PM
I'm not a big fan of sonnets but I really like this. Very much thought out and well rhymed. Good job! Roger 8o}
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:10:00 AM
Hello Roger:) Thank you sir. I truly appreciate your time and your comment.
Date: 6/20/2017 6:30:00 PM
Great sonnet Danny, I always enjoy your turn of a phrase, solid write Sir!
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:09:00 AM
Thank you, John:)
Date: 6/20/2017 5:30:00 PM
nothing like the energy of a child in the sun, their laughter is pure heaven
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:09:00 AM
Outside is the best place for them to be:) Kids belong outside playing and getting some exercise. Thank you, Frederic. I appreciate you dropping in:)
Date: 6/20/2017 5:30:00 PM
Very nice my friend!
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:07:00 AM
Thanks, Mike:)
Date: 6/20/2017 4:56:00 PM
It rain more than sunny. This whole spring rained and today is the nicest day of the week. Went for a 4mile run. Tried to go to Central Park last suturday but it rained so I shopped instead and hung out in Timesquare :)
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:07:00 AM
I like walking in the rain, especially if there a pretty girl walking beside me:)
Date: 6/20/2017 4:44:00 PM
Solid sonnet Danny :) beautiful! xoxo :)
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Date: 6/20/2017 4:52:00 PM
Thank you my dear. Is it hot where you are? NY, right? I'm sure you'll be headed for Central Park:)
Date: 6/20/2017 4:27:00 PM
This is creatively written and a fun read, Daniel :)
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Date: 6/20/2017 4:50:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi. I do love summer but the heat and humidity are hard on my old sick lungs:(
Date: 6/20/2017 3:47:00 PM
This was really well written Daniel. You have painted a wonderful picture of the summer solstice and I love the ending with their backs to the west as the await first light. Really cool my friend.
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Date: 6/20/2017 4:06:00 PM
Thank you, Chris. I appreciate it. I used to be a sun worshipper but now the heat really zaps me fast. I'm more of an A/C man:) I prefer Autumn, about October:)