((For the second of Broken Sparkles’s “Season Challenge”s, the challenge was Summer. In one post/poem, we had to use our favorite: word, quote, poem, book, song, movie, town, animal, flower, food and image of the season. Summer is my least favorite season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things about it that I adore. 🙂 ))
~ Something of Summer ~
Sultry, southern, firefly nights
Have all of the best cadences.
Full of frogs and cacophonous crickets,
The heat lightning sparks,
As the evening commences.
“Summertime“, they sing,
“And the living is easy”,
But it’s not always, here.
The humidity swells the very air,
And merely stepping outside,
Can make you feel greasy.
Summer vacations are best outside,
But, “What about Bob?” you may well ask.
Oh, he’s doing just great,
In spite of Leo Marvin’s hate.
Murray and Dreyfuss were perfectly cast!
Nothing whispers summer like ice cream’s spell.
Pistachio sweetness, cold sliding down,
As the Mukilteo ferry crossed the Sound,
All the way to Whidbey Island,
And my favorite, remembered summer town.
Sandburg wrote of summer stars,
Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods” spoke true,
Of Nymphaea odorata (sweet water-lily),
Whose white lotus leaves
Both present and protect,
A burning, inner, summer sun…
Alive inside of me. And you.
In summer, you can certainly be yourself.
Let down your locks and hang loose, relax.
Wilde said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
An individual invasion,
Of bronzed skin and sand,
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2011