Summer 2020

The sun burns hot, but there’s a breeze

in the yard I can hear the hum of the bees.

The ocean, it never is very far away

the sun is shining, here I want to stay.

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Temperatures are hot, the air, it sings

We know already what the next day brings

more blue skies, more light and sun

Southern California is home and fun.

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This summer things are different though

the danger is omnipresent, that we know.

But still, I need the sunshine and the air

I’ll go outside and I take care.

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The sunsets still are so one-of-a-kind

I have a hard time to get them off my mind.

The colors, the clouds, and the palm trees

swaying in the summer breeze.

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And even when the times are hard

when we are in crisis and hold up our guard

There’s still the beauty of nature to roam

outside our window, in our hearts, we call it home.

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(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, July 2020)

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Welcome Summer 2018

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.

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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.

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Birds stop feeding all their brood

it is time for adulthood.

No time to keep them safely hedged

they fly free are fully fledged.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Summertime and warmth

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The day is hot, the air to shimmer

Rocks ‘n ground and water simmer.

The crop in fields it’s standing high

wheat and corn and also rye.

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The sun is burning pretty strong

And even though we get along

Still the burning heat I flee

Seek shelter under one wide tree.

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Life is nourished by the sun

Nature grows, it’s always done.

Especially during summertime

It feels harmonic and to chime

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Birds and animals, they grow

In fall they’re gone, as we all know.

Time it moves, all seasons do

We all are caught within this queue.

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The constant circle of all life

It shows itself within this strive.

A time to come and one to end

We do improve – and always mend.

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(Copyright, August 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

Summernight’s Spoonerism

The grass is green and so are trees

most flowers are fully in bloom

the air is sweet, a buzz of bees

is far away the air to loom.

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A little breeze cools down my skin

which sunbeams warmed by heated touch.

I love the light, lift up my chin

close my eyes and enjoy it much.

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Cold it’s been too long in year

never thought it change anymore.

But finally with summer here

My hopes are high my soul to soar.

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When night’s to come it still is warm

I love to sit outside and read.

Even more in summer storm

watching the rain feels like a need.

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The only thing that bothers me

is summer sweat soaking my stance.

The smell, the feel I want to flee

Before the grand mosquito dance.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, June 2015)

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