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Summer Solstice

Updated on June 21, 2014
Laura and the Devil Orb
Laura and the Devil Orb

Summer Solstice

By Laura Summerville Reed

Today the Sun Stops!

To Play with Me

~ Solstice ~

I am Inclined to Tilt My Head

In Your Direction

For One Brilliant Moment Longer

Glorious Devil Orb

With Your Sweet Summer Kisses

To Noses, Cheeks and Shoulders

Come Paint Me Cherry Red

On Azure Blue Canvas

Your Brush Strokes in Golden Yellow

Will Trick Me Every Time

©LSR 2010


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    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Agaglia, thank you so very much! ~ Laura

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      Annette Gagliardi 

      11 years ago from Minneapolis


      So nice! thanks for a great image.

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      JM, so very nice to meet you, thank you for stopping by to read. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was my pleasure. ~ Laura

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      James J Mills 

      11 years ago from Northern California

      LaLeSu, thank you for taking me back to the sun and the sea..... if only for a moment. The summer heat of the long-day's sun was always tempered by the sea thankfully, as the Solstice was always just the beginning of the summer heat even as the days slid toward fall. JM

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      MFB, Thank you for the wonderful comments and compliment. I could not let the first day of summer come and go without paying tribute to my favorite season and the "Star" of the show, haha! So glad you enjoyed it!

      AND Ken! thank you, too for the wonderful comments and compliment! If only I could have frolicked in the sun and remained ageless, but alas, it was not to be, lol, but still I frolick, haha!

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      11 years ago

      I felt the heat from the sun. The sweet smell of the ocean as it laps at my feet. The coconut slippery oil on my body and the sand between my toes. The blinding sun pouring it's vitamin D into my much needed pores. The agelessness and frolicking in the meadows chasing butterflies. A fantastic ode to the summer solstice. How sweet the beauty.

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      Matthew Frederick Blowers III 

      11 years ago from United States

      And thus you become a burnt offering or a golden brown tribute to the sun god who draws us out to worship his glory, with fragrant oils and the sacrafice of any and all productive time. there is nothing quite so priceless as a bask in the sun, with nothing better to do than count clouds or dream of a lover who blankets us with warmth that is eternal. Superb write~~MFB III

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Haha! Your mind is obviously on legs and thighs today, Wayne Brown! and thank you! :D

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      Wayne Brown 

      11 years ago from Texas

      A plea to the sun god for those golden colors once can only seem to find on the beach or down at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Prehaps a sacrifice to the gods is in order to claim that tinted prize! Nice Poem! WB

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Oh! Sam, thank you! :D

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      11 years ago from Texas

      May I add the sun did a marvelous job. Of course it is hard to improve on perfection.

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      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      JB, thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it, and the day captured in the picture was practically perfect in every way! ~ Laura

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      J Beadle 

      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      I feel warm just by reading the poem. Perfect image to set the stage too.

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      11 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Oh, Epigramman, I can always count on you for a most debonaire compliment. Thank you, kind sir!

      Dear Augustine, Horace and Isis, the Sun and the Moon. I do love them best and hard to say wich I adore the most, so I'll not make a decision and risk the wrath of either, lol! Thank you for th compliment, I'm glad you like it.

      Nellieanna, I never mean to . I just happens, as if by magic somehow the color develops after the atists removes his brush. Thank you for saying its beautiful!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      11 years ago from TEXAS

      It is beautiful just like you, dear Laura. Just don't really bake yourself to cherry red!! :->

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      11 years ago from Texas

      SOunds like something Isis would say. Beautiful...

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      11 years ago

      well actually it goes both ways - that lucky old sun is shining only because you are in its path .....


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