Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Summer Sun

Wheat Field with Rising Sun, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
 The Summer Sun

A too big sky
Is fine for winter
All that wide open
Pale and watery light.

But summer calls for
A narrow valley or
Perhaps an ancient tree
Where my back
Fits just so.

I look to the mountains
See that deep balm?
The summer sky
Will never find
Me there.

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  1. I'll settle for a supporting tree, too! A nice little tribute to the prompt!

  2. I'd like to join you at that spot. Is the tree big enough for the two of us if we're sitting back to back?

  3. "Pale and watery light." What a perfect description.

  4. You are right on target! I loved this one.

  5. Love it - to go where the summer sun will never find you. I'm with you!

  6. i wanna go find a tree to fit my back...smiles.

  7. You've set me to daydreaming. We could all use a shady tree this time of year.

  8. Be nice to avoid the summer sun at times, well stated.

  9. Dear Bug
    Yeah for shade
    This was a super poem
    and yes, you do need to get to a beach pretty soon!

  10. Great summer poem. I feel that tree against my back. I feel myself nodding off.

  11. I love the first stanza! Such a peaceful poem, beautiful

  12. yes the balance of light
    and the sanctuary of trees


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