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Suddenly Summer

Summer comes slowly to the northern shore, Spring’s pale promises are brought to the fore As branches of birch renew, glorified, Green the paper-white trunks in dress once more. Delicate blooms marking summer’s return, Layers of lupine are backlit by fern, Now is their moment, they lift to the sky; Be fruitful and flower, quickly they’ve learned. White ladies on horses ride in the bay, Summer’s strong rainstorms are having their say, Pine trees and poplar bend down in response, Dark waves crash heavy as thunderheads pray. E’en I gaze across summer’s blue water, Reveling in beauty, Gemini’s daughter; A fawn draws close, stumbling as she nears, Etched in gold light, the sunshine has caught her. Summer comes slowly to this northern land, All the more grateful we welcome its stand, In laughter and joy we live day by day; Suddenly summer, she makes no demand. 10-29-2018

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Date: 11/5/2018 5:13:00 AM
Wonderful flowing rhythms. Makes me long for summer!
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Date: 10/30/2018 1:39:00 PM
Great rhymes Deb, if for Greg's contest he will love this one for sure!
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deb radke
Date: 11/6/2018 7:54:00 PM
Thank you, John. Yes, I did write this for the contest "The Dog Days Endure". I have a love for the north shore. Thanks for your supportive words.
Date: 10/30/2018 6:18:00 AM
Your poem flows in beautiful rhythm, painting the imagery of early summer, Deb. Excellent write--enjoyed reading it. A great writer you are.
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Date: 11/6/2018 7:53:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. You are a most faithful reader and I appreciate you very much.
Date: 10/30/2018 3:30:00 AM
I really enjoyed reading this,Deb. There are some wonderful touches in this poem. Best wishes Wendy
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deb radke
Date: 10/30/2018 11:09:00 AM
Thanks, Wendy. I appreciate your prompt answer and advice. It’s always good to hear how others are reading a poem. Thanks for taking time to review this again. My best. Deb
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Wendy Watson
Date: 10/30/2018 6:51:00 AM
My mistake regarding verse 4, Deb. I didn't catch the two last words as 1 sound at first. Just 'learned' slightly out of sync with 'fern' etc but hardly noticeable within such beautiful content. Best wishes Wendy
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Date: 10/30/2018 6:28:00 AM
Thanks, Wendy, I appreciate your kind words. I’m not sure I understand how verses two and four are not in proper form. They do follow the aaba, ccdc, eefe, etc., requirement. Please let me know further. Deb