Anticipation is so high in the
Beginning of summer.
Days grow longer,
Energy of possibilities pulses.
Freedom from routines
Greets us on
Hot, humid hundred degree days.
Ice cream drips down sugar cones
Junking up hands with stickiness
Kids licking both in delight.
Lightning bugs flash on and off these
Round our bonfires, relaxing us.
Sun sinks into waves, a
Tapestry of nature’s artistry as
Utter beauty paints the sky.
Vacation lessens with each sinking.
Winds of September bring cooler air.
X’s on the calendar mark each day’s passing.
You hold tight to summer’s pace
Zoning out for one final day.
So yesterday was Labor Day and today is my final day of summer vacation. School begins tomorrow. All of this brought me to reflect on the summer. Oh, how quickly it seemed to pass.
Those days of…
Waking up at a time of my choosing
Soaking up the sun in hours spent outdoors- hiking, biking, yoga
Reveling in the beauty of nature - capturing it in photos
Writing for myself- filling notebooks with the joys of this summer
Devouring books just for the delight of reading and escaping
Vacationing with family- hiking, games, laughter, meals, cherished times
Oh July and August what treasures you brought!
I decided to honor my last day by respecting summer’s slower pace. Taking the time to just be throughout this final day. I know the schedule, rushed routine and stress return tomorrow. I am savoring these last moments of summer… how delightful it truly is.
Poetry Form: Alphabet Poem