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Summer Nights

The smell of the summer night air 
Takes me back to times we shared
You and I dancing beneath the moon
Crickets playing a lovers tune

Trees full with lush green leaves
Whispering poetry to you and me
A view from beneath a Missouri bluff
Talking of passion, love, and lust

Your hand in mine strolling the path
Sitting on the deck and looking back
Picnic tables and barbecue grills
Driving and parking, is this for real?

My memory’s filled with your sweet love
Do you remember that snow white dove?
A kiss goodnight under a star filled sky
Best friends forever, a promise, no lie

It excites me to think that every year
Whether life or memory I return here
We will create magic again I know
On a summer night in the moon’s soft glow

 
Copyright © 2009 Lena “Lolita” Townsend





*inspired by John Heck’s “Summer Celebration” contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 5/27/2009 7:14:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner in Johns contest, a lovely written piece...kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 5/24/2009 6:52:00 AM
Warmest congrats on your most beautiful and well deserved win in John's contest! Love, Shar
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Date: 5/24/2009 12:35:00 AM
Congrats on your success in John's contest Lolita. Rgds Brian
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Date: 5/23/2009 6:10:00 PM
This was so lovely....a great winning poem! Congratulations, Lena!
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Date: 5/23/2009 12:45:00 PM
Congrats
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Date: 4/7/2009 6:10:00 PM
Simply Breathtaking, Such beautiful memories to have made with someone special...Ah love is definitely in the air. "A kiss goodnight under a star filled sky"...So romantic and peaceful...Summer is indeed Magical....Gorgeous poem..God Bless and Best Wishes Always, Tyesha
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Date: 4/4/2009 7:37:00 AM
Dear Lena: Such a romantic, love filled poem. Right from your heart. Thnaks fro reading my poem. I'm so very glad you liked it. Love, Janice Herzog xoxo
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Date: 4/3/2009 11:03:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful...Excellent write Lena
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Date: 4/3/2009 1:16:00 AM
Best wishes Lolita with this one.Rgds Brian & hanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 4/3/2009 12:18:00 AM
A delightful piece Lena! ...full of lovely imagery and tender sentiment. Well done my dear! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 4/2/2009 11:35:00 PM
Excellent work Lolita, "Trees full with lush green leaves Whispering poetry to you and me" Nice lines. I left you some soup mail...Raul
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Date: 4/2/2009 5:29:00 PM
So beautifully simple and innocent. I love the line,,,whether life or memory. Hold on to the memories.
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Date: 4/2/2009 1:42:00 PM
beautifully done,and re;coment-thanks for your support sweet friend
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Date: 4/2/2009 1:08:00 PM
Nice use of imagery to convey your thoughts. Sounds like a wonderful memory. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Have a good day. Karen
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Date: 4/2/2009 12:39:00 PM
That beautiful point you return to in your history of recovery is where I cry fromthe rim. Thanks for your comment. We who dot the Caribbean shore lives on the rime of its basin where we trade, love, and rage against all prophecy of death. And this poem of yours celebrates that, for sweet memories forbid us to die. Peace and Love, my friend, Lena
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Date: 4/2/2009 9:47:00 AM
A magical summer night is created in this imagery-filled poem, Lolita! Love the way you return each year to relive the passion of "a summer night in the full moon's glow." Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 4/2/2009 8:35:00 AM
wow this is really nice, sweet filled with imagery. I can smell the nights sweet air. thank you for reading my work. cat
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Date: 4/2/2009 7:46:00 AM
Beautiful and yet sad write. Very visual and delightful to have shared. Great job poet!
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Date: 4/2/2009 6:32:00 AM
Ah, so beautiful. Enchanting imagery capturing the memory of sweet love. A winning poem. Good luck! Love, Shar
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Date: 4/2/2009 6:00:00 AM
I just read your comments and you had me smiling.. that is very wonderful of you..really, really appreciate that. Thanks.
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Date: 4/2/2009 5:49:00 AM
Wonderful writing..the love flows through this piece sweetly..best wishes in the contest.
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Date: 4/2/2009 1:42:00 AM
Lovely! lainie
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Date: 4/2/2009 12:47:00 AM
Very nice quatrain....and images of love well painted. Good luck in the contest.
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