Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sounds of Summer














Sounds of Summer 

Do you hear the ice cream truck's rinky-tink jingle,

the electric fans whirring up a breeze,

and the splash from a backyard pool?

Looking up, the sun's so bright, it makes me sneeze.


The "ffft, ffft, ffft" of the yard sprinkler

is keeping the grass green.

A lazy fly buzzes in the window,

bumping up against the screen.


A motorcycle roars by and, for a moment,

drowns out the robin's song.

It's another reminder to take delight in the day.

Summer is fleeting. It won't be staying long.


21 comments:

  1. Perfect poem for the beginning of summer. I am appreciating all those things right now!

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  2. Good work, Connie! I'm familiar with these sounds, except the ice cream truck; no such thing in the country. lol

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  3. Love this one Connie. The sounds of summer is so nice to hear. Sadly, we don't get those in the winter. Hope you have a nice week.

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  4. aah - there's the musicality that your poems bring. I can hear the sounds, smell the smells, and feel summer joy in this poem. Love it!!!!

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  5. This is such a happy poem- I love it, Connie!

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  6. Hi Connie, Oh you bring to mind sweet memories of summer with your delightful poem. Hope your week is going well.

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  7. What a wonderful poem that reminds us to enjoy the summer that seems to be fleeting... I plan to enjoy every last day. By the way Connie, your flowers are wonderful and so pretty xox

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  8. Another poem from you, another treat, and I especially like the last two lines. Thanks for making me smile.

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  9. I love it! You captured the sounds of summer. I have just started noticing the fireflies here. Don't you love the long daylight hours.

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  10. Lovely poem Connie. The sights and sounds of summer is a delightful thing. Hugs, LJ

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  11. Such familiar descriptions - you have a way of uniting everyone with your words - we all can relate - the sounds of summer. Love the poem -...I use to love summer - I tolerate it now.

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  12. Love it, love it! as always.....and so true.....before we know it, fall will arrive!

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  13. Oh, the ice cream truck (there are none of them when you live on a "gated island") :(

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  14. I so enjoyed your poem about summer!
    Wish I still loved summer, alas, it's just too hot for me!

    Nice to pop in for a visit!
    I am off to the mountains in the morning for some cool air!

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Summer is fleeting indeed (good for a winter lover like me lol).

    Wishing you a great weekend :)

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  16. perfect!!! Enjoy every minute of every day, Connie of this wonderful time of the year.

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  17. A lovely synopsis of summer.

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  18. What a lovely poem! I could hear the sounds, but they came to me from my childhood. We don't hear many of those sounds these days. With temperatures flirting with the triple-digit mark during our summers, we keep the windows closed and the air conditioner humming. Thanks for the memories!

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  19. Lovely! So many details that made me smile! Hope you are doing well!

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  20. Well, that takes me back! Especially the sprinkler.

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  21. Thank you all! I hope everyone is having a nice summer. :)

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