Summer

Forest shadows are deepening,
roses are in bloom and spring
is a forgotten dream.

Today is a slip of tan sand,
a sliver of salt marsh and the sea,
slow as wrinkling oil, bobs boats,

dappling the honey-hued harbour
with licks of salt to mark the tide
and fresh puddles on the quay-side.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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Blakeney Harbour, North Norfolk – image found on Pinterest

My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Summer

Sumana’s motif this midweek is summer and she has given us some quotations and poems for inspiration to write a summer poem.

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8 thoughts on “Summer

  1. So beautifully described … and much appreciated by this landlubber, who grew up a mile from a gentle country stream. I did not see the ocean or a sandy beach until I was 19 years old!

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