His Summer Dream

Like a sweet summer song

A memory from long ago

She came to him

In the summertime

He remembered how she looked

With the sun reflecting

Upon her radiant red hair

It was heading toward evening

And the sun was setting

He caught his breath

She was a sight to behold

And then she saw him

And that was all he knew

As his heart raced

And he took her hand

That first night it was all a whirl

The dinner he couldn’t eat

The champagne they drank

And then they danced

Till the sun rose in the sky

It was a summer

He would hold in his heart forever

She was so graceful

So wonderful

They had a magical time

Starry nights

And walking in the moonlight

When he held her

It seemed like he could hear

The sweetest music

In all the world

Their nights blazed with passion

Summer dreams upon the beach

As they sat upon the cliffs

Watching the waves crash against the shore

There was no need for talking

Their kisses said it all

And when he watched her

Running along the beach

He thought of her

As a lovely butterfly

The days seemed to race

As July turned to August

And he was glad

She was content to be

In his arms

It was when the winds

Began to blow cooler

It was when the summer days

Were but a handful

That she seemed to gaze

Somewhere far, far away

She was restless

That was when he knew

That she truly was

Like a summer butterfly

That came and went

When the summer came to an end

And one morning when he awoke

He found upon the pillow

One single last rose of the summer

Outside the autumn leaves

Were starting to fall

And his summer dream

His summer butterfly

Had flown

Leaving him with an aching heart

And bittersweet memories

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Lovely as always.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Extremely beautiful. You last two are right up there with some of your others. Loving thoughts.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

Beautiful poem, and yes, bittersweet.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh this was sad. I love the way you use the butterfly as a metaphor. Beautiful as always...


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

This is a good one Gypsy. Jamie


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Rasma, this is beautiful. I hope you plan on including it in your poetry book. It reminds me of the summer loves when I was young. Oh, the joy during those days and the heartache when summer came to an end!


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Summer love, like no other, always intact in memories. You captured beautifully all the love and torment - yes, bittersweet.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Wistful, ethereal, lovely, dear Rasma.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A sad ending to a summer romance, but a lovely poem.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Beautifully written and captures that summer love so well!

Voted up ++++ and away

Blessings always


ocfireflies 2 years ago

no matter how much we may want it to last-endless summers never do

beautiful

Kim


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

And his summer dream

His summer butterfly

Had flown

Leaving him with an aching heart

And bittersweet memories

Beautiful as always sis.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita.

Yes, summer loves can be bittersweet Rachael.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Yes, the thought of the butterfly came to me as I was writing.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

Summer loves are that way Shauna. The best are that stay but even the ones the go away leave beautiful memories behind.

Bittersweet indeed travmaj.

Glad you enjoyed this Maria.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

Summer love can be beautiful and leave an aching as well Faith. Thanks for the vote. Blessing to you too.

Glad you enjoyed this Kim.

Glad you enjoyed this sis. Summer loves that fly away do leave bittersweet memories.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

Awwwww such sweet love lost in such a sad way. Sad indeed for him. But it was a thrilling story of sweet love that ended in a sad way. You pinched my heart with your lines. Awesome!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Ubanichijioke. Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the vote. Summer love can be fleeting.


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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

As Keats used to say, love is transient. Well put, and so beautiful, Rasma.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Michelle.


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James-wolve 2 years ago from Morocco

So beautiful and I like the way you ended this gem ..so clever ..It fits so well.Voted up !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this James and thanks for the vote.

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