Dancing In The Summer Rain

The air is still and humid, heavy and warm

movement caused by a mosquito swarm.

For days the sun relentlessly has burned

the stone dry ground, no relief, we learned.

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The smell of basil, lavender and thyme

fills the air in summertime.

And still the heat, it is a strain

we all are waiting for the rain.

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In the evening there’s a gush of wind

the humidity has slowly thinned.

The light blue sky is getting gray

like lead the clouds clench up and stray.

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And very slowly the wind blows more

it closes windows and the door.

And then, with joy, and with no grief

the first drop falls down, it’s a relief.

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The raindrops soon dance on the ground

on windows and roofs, we like the sound.

For days and weeks we wanted to hear

the desiderated rain – now it is here.

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The air still warm and I’m invited

to go outside I’m so excited.

It’s like feeling nature on my skin

going outside with a wide grin.

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I catch the drops and feel cooled down

instead of cream, the earth is brown

the grass stands up, and so do plants

when I whirl and spin my summer dance.

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(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, July 2017)

 

 

 

 

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Summertime and warmth


 

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)