Dear Summer

.Dear Summer,I feel you coming softly and slowly to an end. With melons ripe in the garden and sunflowers rearing heavy heads are nodding off to sleep in the early afternoon heat. Their leaves like plates seem ready to catch seeds when they begin to drop from their centers.After darkness begins to fall, I will... Continue Reading →

Song and Dance

Sing a song of seasons,Something bright in all,Flowers in the summer;Fires in the fall.Robert Louis StevensonSong and DanceBy C. Elece HollisCome Summer late with marigolds, with zinnias, and with cosmosSplash the green with colors like the sunset from the hillCome Summer, sing of Autumn—prepare us for her visitLet us store up warmth and light within... Continue Reading →

Fields in Summer

The fields are dressed for summerBeneath the broad blue sky,Decked out in every gleeful color,Waving to the passerby!Dancing in the heated windLining ditch and alleySusan with her big brown eyesYellow-skirted—smiling! Native sisters in bright blanketsNod with the summer rhythmsWine, yellow, orange, and redWoven striped and beaded—see them?  Pink Prairie GentiansWith blond sun-washed curls,Are garbed in soft pink... Continue Reading →

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