Summer Shade

Waste not this rapturous seed content to revel in the summer sun,
but to the cooling grass beneath, beside cool water’s run.
Embrace in arms’ lock, tangled hair, breathe a kiss of sweet love made,
enrapt in velvet green beneath strong arms of kind elm’s shade.

Stem this furrowed brow between the lapping waves upon the rill.
Soothe this anxious heat content, in summer’s dewy shadow fill.
Dress this long enamored heart a moment’s rest in whispered rift
that ebbs between our dreaming eyes, content in love’s sweet gift.

Hold this longing’s cover high, revealing only summer’s musk,
that by this cooling season’s shade we’ll linger long till dusk.

24 Comments

Filed under Dreams, Nature, Perspective, True Love

24 responses to “Summer Shade

  1. Sigh…….just sigh….lovely!

  2. What a beautiful Summer love story, and so eloquent.

  3. Ah, walking on velvet green, distant cows lowing…

  4. This is just glorious, offering a sense of the classical tradition of Wordsworth or Browning. Not an easy meter to write so well.

  5. Love the rhyming verses and the way it sings beautifully when I read it aloud ~ A gem of a poem ~

  6. So beautiful:

    “enrapt in velvet green beneath strong arms of kind elm’s shade”

  7. Bev

    Beautiful traditional poetry. I feel as if I’m reading a page from my copy of “America’s Best-Loved Poems”!

  8. Some forms of life provide shade so other forms are able to flourish.

  9. Stunning! Especially:
    ‘Embrace in arms’ lock, tangled hair, breathe a kiss of sweet love made,
    enrapt in velvet green beneath strong arms of kind elm’s shade’.

  10. Classically beautiful and excellent mastery of a difficult form.

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