The world is sleepy, enjoys the heat
so many smells the air tastes sweet
from flowers, honey, grass and hay
kids and sprinklers, time to play.
I hear the humming of the bees
I feel the soft wind in the trees
leaves give shadows very rare
humid and heavy is the air.
Birds stop feeding all their brood
it is time for adulthood.
No time to keep them safely hedged
they fly free are fully fledged.
Birds are sleeping in the trees
they start singing at the silence of bees
when slowly sunbeams are going to sleep
before the world starts sleeping deep.
What a wonderful relaxing time
when nature is right on its prime.
But deep inside we know it all
we are expecting soon the fall.
But for now we all enjoy the smiles
the smell of ice cream over miles.
The swim in lakes, in pools in sea
In summertime we all feel free.
(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, June 2018)