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What's not to love about a summer day?
Kissed by the sun, the warmth of its embrace
To feel the cleanse from sweat at work and play
While honeysuckle breezes cool my face

With hillsides blanketed in purple vetch
Magenta morning glories and light blues
Imagine all the butterflies they fetch
A scene to romance any poet's muse

But when it gets too hot, I seek the shade
Barefoot in clover 'neath tall sycamores
Or take a watermelon down to wade
A spring fed creek, to cool, while I explore

That evening, in the swing, I watch  fireflies
Then pray I wake to see one more sunrise 


   May 9 - 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/7/2018 12:17:00 PM
good read , summer vibes
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Date: 6/12/2018 12:28:00 PM
True poetry! Congrats on your well-deserved win -- and on painting the magic canvas of 'endless summer's' evanescence. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 6/6/2018 9:41:00 AM
Second read is even better than the first, nice to see this getting the recognition it deserves.
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Date: 6/2/2018 7:57:00 PM
A FAVE - what an awesomely fabulous poem, Daniel. Congrats!
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Date: 5/27/2018 7:35:00 PM
Hello Daniel, you paint a beautiful picture with words. I can see myself being in this place and being peaceful. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 5/27/2018 10:57:00 AM
Beautiful, most beautiful. I want that watermelon as much as I want to imagine that you truly have spent time outside in your beautiful Arkansas as depicted in your sonnet. Would love to walk that creek barefooted just to because it is there and would be freeing. Enjoyed this ... CayCay
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Date: 5/27/2018 7:38:00 PM
I guess I forgot to mention the copperheads. They too love a clear cold creek:)
Date: 5/27/2018 12:14:00 AM
Oh, such wonderfully exquisite expression, imagery, phrasing, rhythm ... it pulled me right in, and surrounded me with beauty and intense impression and appreciation - this holds all that great poetry demands. Just adore this, my friend, and must fav! Blessings, Brother! :-)
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Date: 5/26/2018 7:54:00 PM
That was a good reading. The words flow well.D.Kay
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Date: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats DT:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/19/2018 5:51:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your win. Such a real summer your words convey. I always enjoy your poems.
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Date: 5/18/2018 9:27:00 PM
Oh Daniel, your romanced muse responded beautifully with inspired and graceful poetic lines. Your vibrant imagery brings back sweet summer memories and has me hankering for more - your poetry and summer :)) Congratulations on your wonderful win with your masterful sonnet. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Date: 5/18/2018 1:28:00 PM
Congrats Danny on a beautiful summer sonnet!
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Date: 5/18/2018 7:32:00 AM
Congrats on your win Daniel..
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Date: 5/18/2018 7:09:00 AM
Congratulations for your win DT :)
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Date: 5/17/2018 7:41:00 PM
Beautiful love sonnet, Daniel. I knew this would be on the winner's list.. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Date: 5/17/2018 4:48:00 PM
MY GOODNESS!! (what you told me) Unbelievable, my friend.
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Date: 5/16/2018 3:07:00 PM
Danny, it can't be "almost always" like you said below. Surely it's at least only half and half?? You write too well to be getting almost always N/A's!!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/28/2018 1:51:00 AM
NOT an indication of great writing, Danny, as you are one of the better poets on this site ... N/A's in your case would stand for "Never Average". Do not get discouraged, my friend!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/16/2018 4:36:00 PM
No, believe it or not, I usually get NA's. My out of the box poetry doesn't fair well with sponsors. Thank you for dropping by, Andrea. It is always my pleasure:)
Date: 5/16/2018 1:42:00 PM
- Excellent described a summer of the best, Daniel - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/16/2018 4:34:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise. I would love to take you wading and then share a cold watermelon. It would be so much fun. You would never forget it!
Date: 5/16/2018 1:32:00 PM
You've become a masterful sonneteer Daniel with the form and this soothing message.
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Date: 5/16/2018 4:32:00 PM
Coming from someone I admire, it is a treasured compliment. Thank you, Craig:)
Date: 5/16/2018 1:21:00 PM
You captured the essence of summer so wonderfully well in your fine sonnet, Daniel! Very well penned...good luck in the contest :)
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Date: 5/16/2018 4:30:00 PM
Thank you Laura. I appreciate your kindness and your support. So nice to see you again:)
Date: 5/15/2018 10:33:00 PM
Beautifully done my old friend...you have the magic touch for summer sonnets...love and light...^WW^
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Date: 5/16/2018 4:29:00 PM
Thank you Wingman. I do love the summertime when I can play in the water:) Take care my friend.
Date: 5/15/2018 3:07:00 PM
You have this form honed to perfection Danny! I love the beautiful summer journey your poem transported me to. Summer dreaming! : ) xxoo
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/16/2018 4:28:00 PM
Thank you my dear. I am glad you liked it:) Hoping you are well. Are you on the island with the volcano?
Date: 5/15/2018 10:35:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful, Daniel. Sonnet at its best. Lainey
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/16/2018 4:27:00 PM
Thank you. Elaine. I appreciate your kindness and your friendly visits.
Date: 5/15/2018 2:34:00 AM
Awesome... I want to be there. :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/15/2018 9:42:00 AM
Come on! I always appreciate your friendly visits, Susan:)
Date: 5/13/2018 7:24:00 PM
You my friend paint such beautiful pictures with your words... Everytime!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/14/2018 6:10:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. just lucky, I guess:)
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