Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today's poem - One July Summer by Dorothy Ardelle Merriam















One July Summer
by Dorothy Ardelle Merriam

What has happened to summer,
That's what I want to know.
Is she on a vacation -
Who knows where did she go?
Tell, what was she wearing;
A zephyr breeze and rosebud
Or grass and wild berry?
Could she be honeymooning
With spring or early fall
Or has she gone so far away
She'll not return at all?

4 comments:

  1. good poem as we are dodging tornadoes and heavy downpours up here in northern New England--I don't seem any sunshine on the 10-day forecast--this is distressing.

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  2. Nan, how lovely! We could certainly be reciting this poem in England right now.. . .I've heard so many people saying"Where has our summer gone?"!!

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  3. Oh, Beth, I hope you are okay. So far, we just have the rain which seems to never quite stop, day after day. Hence, the two recent poems. :<)
    Annette, there's a great Wodehouse quote from Cocktail Time: It was one of those perfect days which came three to five times in an English summer. :<)

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  4. We're enjoying beautiful summer days here in Nebraska. Hot (80s), but beautiful. I keep thinking, there's so much I want to do this summer. I don't like to see the days fly by as they are! I want to bike and kayak and entertain on our deck and go fishing and ride on the motorcycle and read in the sun. I don't even want to begin to think about winter!!!

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