Thankful for the Seasons


I asked my husband what season I am.  He looked intently for a while and said summer.  I knew he would say summer.


The Wild Calls Lazily

As Leo I came into the world, feet first, ready to run

Not roaring, but gently purring into the sun

When freckles are in full bloom

When grass smells it’s sweetest,

And forest’s foliage is at its thickest,

Its narrow path beckoning me into its den

Where creatures take comfort devoid of men

And in the openness ripe vermillion tomatoes hang on the vine

Ochre squash peaks through an umbrella as green as pine

Water trickles into a pond neighbored by parsley, peppermint and thyme

The buzz of a bee and swift hummingbird sprints

Amid a spectrum of hues and scents

Into my porch swing refuge race

All my senses they embrace

While the dogs and cat sleep lazily on

Outward I gaze watching the grass grow

Contemplating the mow

I wake from my dream to see from my window the snow.


23 thoughts on “Thankful for the Seasons

  1. welcome, you are so instant and supportive..
    have fun!

    comment for a minimum 18 poets from my list is the requirement…
    Happy Rally!

    love the way your words flow, beautiful poem.

  2. Vivid. I used to live in a fairly rural area on 5 acres, and this took me back to all my walks with my dogs around our yard looking at all the flora and fauna.

  3. oh I do love this – it is so my thoughts. We don;t have snow but it is cold and dreary and the wind blows. Everything green goes into hiding and brown is the color of the world. I feel brown too and close my eyes after reading this, dreaming of spring 🙂

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this poem. How well you capture the seasons. The pictures are a nice compliment as well.

    This is my first visit to your site but not my last! Thanks for visiting me and helping me find you! hugs, pat

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