As Summer Slipped Away

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I moved across the meadow

to stand near the grassy edge

of the cool, still pond.


Sparrows chased a life of leisure overhead

and sunlight reflected on a mirror of water;

liquid glass in the morning sun.


A breeze pushed against me,

teased a few errant strands of hair around my face,

and danced with the fabric of my skirt.


I closed my eyes,

feathery lashes kissing my cheeks

as I lifted my face to the sunlight.


My once porcelain skin,

now tinted by the season,

tasted the kiss of a summer promise.


I inhaled.

Ahhh...the presence of nature.


Flowers heavy and fragrant mixed and mingled

with an undertone of a summer rain;

a hinted promise lacing the air.


Long neglected grass brushed across my bare feet

like silken ribbons,

caressing me into a fog of peace.


I surrendered.

Breathless.

Motionless.

At ease within the world.


It all turned beneath my feet yet I was unaware;

floating in my blissful slumber,

my eyes closed to everything but the moment.


Again, summer faded all too soon.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

truly poetic piece, took me there and held me, enrapt! Sublime!


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To Start Again 5 years ago Author

thank you so much tnderhrt!! :) What a wonderful comment!


PenMePretty 5 years ago

Nice!!!


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To Start Again 5 years ago Author

Thank you PMP!! :)


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sarahowen 5 years ago from uk

Beautiful descriptions, a gorgeous piece of writing, well written!


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To Start Again 5 years ago Author

thank you sarah :)

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