Summer is Calling: A Poem

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Summer is calling,


I hear it whispering through the backyard trees,


The hammock slightly swaying in between,


The fictional characters calling my name from brand new books,


The waves reaching out from lonely beaches,


And the sun rays peeking around puffy white clouds.



Summer is calling,


I hear it sighing amongst the lingering days and starry nights,


The sipping lemonade on porch swings to and fro,


The warm concrete after sprinkler runs,


The weddings and babies and futile looks,


And the daydreams just waiting to be played as soon as I’m free.


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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

Your projection of your emotional feeling of bliss gave me great empathy of my summers as a child.

Was a pleasure of thoughts.

cruelkindness(subliminally thoughtless)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

cruelkindness: I'm glad you could relate to it. Thank you!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Oooh summer is calling, let's have it here soon! Nice poem Erin :)


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MsLofton 4 years ago from IL

I like this! Beautiful!


4 years ago

Good poem. A very slight melancholy note with the use of the word 'futile', I think?


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

ChristyWrites: Yes, I'm sure most of us feel that way right now! Thank you. :)

MsLofton: Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

f: Thank you. Yes, I was wondering if someone would notice that.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

"And the daydreams just waiting to be played as soon as I’m free."

What a great line to finish your poem off with! Summer is calling, not here yet but it beckons. And isn't this how summer should be? Well before there were jobs and kids and ... Your poem brought longings and fondness of summer back so vividly. Thank you, Erin! Voted up and awesome!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Poetic Fool: Thank you! Your description made me smile. :) Thanks for appreciating this and for voting.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Oh... summer definately is calling my name... especially that hammock in the backyard! :) Cute poem!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

barbergirl28: It's calling my name, too! Yes, I really need to convince my dad to set up the hammock in our backyard. Thanks! :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Beautiful poem Ebower, captures the joy of Summer for me. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and interesting :) Love your writing.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Olde Cashmere: I'm glad you could appreciate this. I love yours, too!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

"I hear it sighing amongst the lingering days and starry nights.." Ah, that says summer right there. Beautiful. (But then we've had summer in Georgia since March, it feels like:-) Enjoyed your poem!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Cyndi10: Thanks so much! Yes, we've had great weather in Georgia so far. Maybe it won't get too hot this summer. Thanks again!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

This is so beautiful... lovely poetry


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

rahul0324: Thank you! Your comment made me smile. :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

beautiful poem. summer sure is calling with kid's school on the verge of closing and mom's running frantically for camps...lol

voted up and shared across!


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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

very nice poem ... I felt like really summer is calling me... Great work...


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Ruchira: Thanks for reading and voting! That's so true; I know many people are anxiously waiting for summer or just beginning their vacations right now.

Vidya Mallar: Thanks! That was my goal, so I'm glad this poem could portray that feeling.

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