Summer is at Hand

The moment is at hand

Through misty silences

The air is calm and still

For carpets of wildflowers

Gleaming gold embroidery

Marigolds, buttercups and dandelions

Weave their floral tapestry

And on quiet roads

Sun bathed stones in solitude

Entertain lazy days

As birds dart relentlessly above

Flight on flight in sapphire sky

Swallows catch the breeze

Each adventurous return

Born in hope and prayer

The air is calm and still

Through misty silences

The moment is at hand

Written for Poets United

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13 Responses to Summer is at Hand

  1. Susan says:

    Love. You capture the calm and the immediacy. I feel deeply:
    “Each adventurous return
    Born in hope and prayer”

  2. Mary says:

    Ah, each day should begin with hope and prayer…as we realize the moment is at hand.

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    love the meditative tone, and the beautiful imagery associated with soft summer hours…the lines Susan quoted are my favorites too….

  4. Sherry Marr says:

    So beautiful my heart took flight and joined the birds in that beautiful sapphire sky.

  5. Rall says:

    Summer at its best!

  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    And on quiet roads
    Sun bathed stones in solitude
    Entertain lazy days
    As birds dart relentlessly above

    So beautiful…so serene…well penned 😀

  7. humbird says:

    Loved these summer sketches, esp. the images of third verse 🙂

  8. oldegg says:

    I think we are slightly less envious of the birds than we were many years ago but travelling in a metal tube is still no comparison!

  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    ‘The moment is at hand’ – beautiful conclusion to a happy poem.

  10. glmeisner says:

    A wonderful collection of summer images.

  11. Jae Rose says:

    I love how these thoughts wander and wonder so beautifully and then return full circle..it’s like taking a walking mediation…

  12. Myrna says:

    What a beatiful reminder to savor the summer, the day, the moment. I loved this!

  13. jammy7000 says:

    Lovely poem, reminiscent of classical pastorales! Really enjoyed this one, Alan!

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