Here Comes Summer by Lynn White


Here comes summer.
Long days of bright sunshine
and shiny warm evenings
stretching into starry nights.
We have waited a long time for the thaw,
for the ice to melt
sometimes the clouds gather briefly,
the dark ones,
not the fluffy whites.
Sometimes there’s a shower of rain,
perhaps refreshing,
perhaps thundery
when the clouds let fall their tears.
But for now there’s warmth and heat
and pleasure
with warm moist days to follow
when the sweet leaves begin to fall.
And a winter of blue skies
belying the cold,
so we can almost believe that summer is still
with us
and we are not lost again as the freezing fog
to envelop us

© 2019 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal.

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