PROMPT Poetry Challenge #16 -- Summertime

Discussion in 'INSPIRING MUSES' started by Fluffy, May 22, 2011.

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    For the Northern hemisphere, summertime officially begins on June 21st. In honour of this upcoming date, let's make some poetry! The environment is already nice and warm for some places. Even over here in Washington, we've had a few days of warmth and sunshine. Here are some ideas if you have trouble getting started:

    • Flowers
    • Swimming
    • Traveling/Vacation
    • Sunshine
    • Sports
    • Food
    • Why you hate the hot temperature so much
    • Summer love

    I hope I was able to inspire you with my lovely list. XD I'll post up a poem of my own if I can get a member or two to join in. I encourage you to make the poem(s) look pretty with bbcodes. If you need some guidance as to what style your poem should be, take a look at Shadow Poetry.
  2. Love me twice in the Summer.
    Leave me once, forever.
    I gave you a flower,
    A token of my Love.
    A sunshine of my life;
    and a Radiant of my smile.

    A heart made of diamonds,
    your gaze is amazing.
    Your heart solid as gold,
    afraid of what might happen.
  3. Essence of Summer

    What is the essence of summer,
    crystal blue waves
    crashing in salty foam
    on white or golden beaches?
    Is it the wild and exotic blooms
    the color heated landscapes
    of freshly cut green
    and throw sweet scents about
    in the cool gulf breezes?
    Is it the chirping of crickets
    crying for rain or the cry of
    cicadas longing to mate
    on a warm starry night?
    Is it festivals and parties
    and dark night skies lit
    with the many colors
    and patterns of fire works?
    The essence of summer is
    all of these things and more.
    The essence of summer is you.
    #3 AkikoYukito, Sep 6, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  4. The heat cripples,
    Knocks you to your knees.
    Summer is here.

    The heat is hateful,
    Wilts the grass and trees.
    Summer is here.

    The heat crumbles,
    Clouds, come to save me, please.
    Summer is here.

    The heat runs,
    Rain returns, so does the breeze.
    Rainstorm is here.
  5. The gentle scent of lilacs
    The sound of busy bees
    The laughter of children
    The wind rustling the trees

    The sparkle of sunlight
    The blue of the sky
    The warmth of the morning
    The annoying fly

    All mark the grace
    And elegance of the day
    When Spring looses its grip
    And Summer has its way
  6. Like a lizard I lay upon a blanket
    soaking up the noonday sun
    steadily turning golden brown,
    turning over when one side's done.

    My love believes me a lunatic,
    to lay underneath its rays,
    but I'd sooner praise the sun
    and outside spend my days

    taking in that radiation,
    soaking in those cosmic waves,
    storing heat inside my bones
    for colder, winter days.