Summer’s Grace


Dusk descends upon us,

Relief from the heat of the day,

We’re drawn to the wooden boardwalk,

Where flowery fragrance fills the air,

Hidden creatures chirp their mating songs,

And svelte swans grace the lawn.

Away from the raucous festivities,

Warm bodies, pulsing music, and stilted small talk,

Into the cool, calm quiet.

Rare is our solitude, rare is the perfect June night.

~Jolyse Barnett

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole Basaraba
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 18:19:54

    Beautiful Jolyse!

  2. alicamckennajohnson
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 20:44:53

    what a great poem, I wish I had that summer!

  3. Rhonda Hopkins
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 02:38:38

    I agree. This was beautiful! :-)

  4. Tuere Morton
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:04:42

    Lovely pic. And sweet and simple poem :)

  5. Marcia
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 13:43:32

    Beautiful, Jolyse! Didn’t know you were a poet, my multi-talented friend!

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Jun 27, 2012 @ 09:54:50

      Thanks, Marcia. You should read my children’s poetry–all about the potty humor. LOL. Seriously, I dabble in poetry whereas I toil over my prose, my true love when it comes to writing.

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