This summer, amid a throng of activity, I explored various poetic forms and subject matter—for contests, practice and fun. Summer may have left us, but I can’t resist a look back before the air cools and colors change. Here’s a small sample of my work, in a summertime poetry roundup.
Upon a mountain’s heady heights
amid the buzz of busy bees
of knotty branches, balmy breeze …
a bench beneath pink blooms invites
a pause between fern fronds and trees,
for rhododendron rhapsodies—
of mountain music, summer sights.
Summer’s Sweet Goodnight
light, cotton candy clouds,
pastels, silhouettes, and a sweet
Shaved ice, iced water
watermelon, ice cream—your
Summer has been served.
Shy sapphire sky peeks
Clouds contain a secret—
reluctant rain. Ribboned rays
illuminate lightning’s cradle.
Summer … hesitates.
Sun blazes through late summer—
Nature’s timer ticks to Fall.
How did you spend your summer? What would your summer roundup look like?
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Photos and poetry copyright Lisa Kamolnick 2020.