Then followed that beautiful season…Summer.
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Slipping out of work day clothes
into shorts, sleeveless and sneakers
The stroll through the lush streets commences
The sun’s heat sinking into my exposed skin
Surrounded by summer sounds
Singing of tots on the swings
Smells of freshly sown grass
Visions of deep blue contrast with endless glaze of green
Slowly exhaustion gives way to serenity
I ascend towards the sounds of the clock tower bell
serenading us with its medley of silvery songs
I am in the midst of stones both ancient and unseasoned
The souls gather their dust in the soil
Basking beneath a daytime star
A perfect Free Write Friday prompt from Kellie Elmore today! http://kellieelmore.com/2013/06/21/fwf-free-write-friday-quote-prompt-summer-solstice/
21 thoughts on “Solstice Walk”
Thank you for stopping by and liking my post! I just peeked at yours last night before fatigue set in so I promise to resume my exploration very soon!
And thank you for your compliment. It was a lovely walk at the end of a very long work week.
It was my pleasure. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future as well.
Have a fantastic day 😉
A lovely poem filled with evocative imagery. I felt I was on the walk with you.
Fantastic! I was hoping that my readers could “share” my walk with me.
I love the sun as the “daytime star” ♥ Great imagery…I was in the moment. Thank you.
You’re welcome! The Solstice is a special day for me
A walking meditation. Love it, love it. 🙂
Thank you. It was a beautiful evening and I was enjoying the solitary experience!
suhc a realxing take on summer, i hope we all have many days just like this!
Yes indeed! Me too. For me, the season is a reminder to appreciate the light and live each day fully.
Absolutely gorgeous and vivid write. Very well done!
Thank you Charles! The images are still dancing in my head this morning!
The easy emotions of a summer evening very well captured. Great job!
Thank you! Enjoy the remainder of the first weekend of summer.
This poem and your poem, The Mat, both are so peaceful. I feel as if I just went out on this walk with you to enjoy a summer evening!
Thank you very much Robyn! The walk unwound my mind, body and spirit just like my visits to my mat!
Oh my — this touches my soul deeply. Thanks for your beautiful words.
Thank you! Mother Nature served as my inspiration!
I so love this! Read it twice, and I feel instantly refresh. This is the kind of poem I would love to read over and over again.
Thank you very much! The Summer Solstice is a favorite day of mine and I finally found the right words to express my appreciation for the long light.