This poem was written last summer
to celebrate the 2014 season.
It will be my “encore” serenade to you.
Let’s hear it for Summer, 2015!
If you are in another season…
Hope it is a wonderful time for you.
by Robin Oldrieve Cochran
Shimmering sun shines through haze,
“Shoo!” to flies, bugs and mosquitoes.
“Sh-h-h” – settling down – naptime now.
Silent respite, serene moments.
Sensation of peace surrounding home.
Skinny-dipping, slippery babies,
Slide smoothly into cool water.
Swing soars high into the sky,
Shoes kicked off, sandals flipped. . .
Splashing sounds, as hands release!
Sprinklers shifting, swishing rhythmically,
Sprays of warm water change.
Shivering, cold droplets follow: “Br-r-r!”
Soaking grateful kids, dogs and grass.
Shrieks ring out: joy and sheer delight.
Sensational salads whet appetites.
Sliced fresh vegetable from garden,
Savory spices of basil with sprigs of parsley,
Soaked with slippery vinaigrette dressing poured,
Sizzling barbecue aromas, family gathering,
Should I bring something?
. . . Satisfaction!
June 28, 2014