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Lazy Days Of Summer Poem

Updated on July 19, 2017
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.


Remember Love in the Mist and Long Hot Summers


Lazy Summer Days

The sweet smell of cut grass clings to my back

Where four leaf clover grows beside the track

The oxeye daisy said he loves me lots

We kissed in the mist, midst forget-me-knots

The fingers of summer caressed my face

With long lazy days, there's no need for haste

The morning dew drops on a blade of grass

Traps the rainbow and sparkles like cut glass

Honeysuckle, jasmine, and rose perfume

Pervade the air from each perfect bloom

The blackbirds are busy flapping their wings

Fetching and carrying food for fledgelings

Bees busy making honey for the queen

In the meadow of red yellow and green

Wildflowers swaying untamed in the breeze

Releasing pollen for bees and for sneeze

Cherries and berries, sweet apples, and pears

Harvest of plenty divided into shares

Some for the birds, for the wasp, and the ants

The rest, for me to make jam with my aunts

Far in the distance happy voices ring

Children sing songs about an ancient king

The dog chased a lizard into the pond

Dragonflies hovered and fluttered around

Those lazy summer days end much too soon

Birds heading South by the light of the moon

They seek the sun, but one day they'll return

To long summer days for which the heart yearns




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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Voronwe, you are so right, it doesn't matter how far we run from nature, we always some how return to it. I think this is because we are link, we are part of nature, can't run away from your self. Many thanks for the visit and insightful comment.

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      Voronwe 5 years ago

      Great poem and pictures! Nature never fails to astound us. We can always sense that there is something far more greater than us humans and its mainly because of Nature and its immense presence around us. It always manages to arouse strange instincts and conscious levels.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rahul, try not to sit in the cold bath too long..... Thank you for the visit and the comment. Take care now.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Ah.. tobusiness! Such a beautiful and refreshing piece of verse!:)

      Summer days... make me lazy... feel like was submerged in a tub of ice cold water and remained that way!

      Great poem... loved it!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Molly, I was also the proverbial tomboy when growing up. Nature always manages to leave me breathless with amazement or scare the life out of me. thank you so much for the visit and comment, I'm so glad you like it.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      To business, thanks for this! I spent most of my childhood down at eye level with plants or up in trees with birds. This really took me back to that happy place! Up and beautiful!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Unknown Spy, I'm so glad you enjoyed this.

      We take so much for granted, nature is wonderful but it won't always be as we remember it.

      It's good to look back, even with rose coloured specks.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Your poem speaks of happiness from the heart. The nature is calling to see how beautiful it is.

      PS: i love your pictures there.

      Voted Up and shared!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Max, nice to see you back, thanks for the visit and comment, sweet hey... I think it's time to visit my dark side :)

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Simply precious, awe, you make me smile with your sweet poems! Such a loving feeling =)

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Such a lovely poem and pictures to match. Great job.

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      LailaK 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Amazing as always, tobusiness! To be honest with you I gave the poem a rhyme right when I started reading it! Voted up and I really enjoy reading your work!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Outstanding and beautiful in both word and images. Voted up all across the board.