My darling summer,
How I pined over you during those numbing months when winter stole you away. The days were deprived, the blankets failed to warm.
Now you are here, loud with your unapologetic radiance.
You blind me with your provocative shades of green, lawns of tangy lime and leaves of emerald jewel. You mesmerize me with your endless sky eyes, sometimes speckled with curvaceous white. You hold me in your pretty scented arms without the urge to stifle, only to offer up some of that glow. You serenade me like it was nothing, mastering chirps and breeze into the most resplendent symphony.
Like my heart, my windows are open, beckoning the city inside – crisp construction, undulating sirens, boisterous garbage trucks – and those silly, drunken melodies from the lush crew staggering upon the incompetent sidewalks.
None of that turns me sour. How could it, when all is consumed by such sweet? Your damn beautiful sweet.
I know that no matter how many sentiments my cherry-stained fingers conjure, you will still leave me. You will vanish silently, wither away until your brightness becomes barren.
Until then, I will relish every golden ounce of you. And know, my darling summer, that I will forever be your paramour, forever thirsty for your unrequited love.
21 thoughts on “Unrequited Summer”
Thank you kindly. : )
Really interested in the rest of your work and writing too. I’m also a bit of an outdoor soul.
Very nice. 🙂
Aw, thanks so much! Got inspired and rolled with it. : )
Wow Britt that’s really, really good! Could you re-write that as a poem? (I’ve no idea but it feels like it ought to be one).
Thanks, Roy! In a way, it’s an accidental poem of sorts. And this is top secret info, but it will possibly become lyrics for a song one of these days.
Yay, I’m telling everybody! Can I be your European agent?
LOL…don’t you dare! I wouldn’t be singing, so don’t get too excited. Anyways if I did sing, it would be monumentally horrific. : )
Very beautiful indeed, Britt 😀
Thank ya! : )
You captured the feel of summer so perfectly; love it!
Woot! Thanks, Letizia! It’s kinda here, finicky beast that she is.
Love this Britt! I have been counting the days through winter too until summer came… though you can keep cherries, not really my ‘cup of tea’ ..giggles but strawberries ahhh yum! This year my winter is going to be awesome! So long NY! Love ya, hate ya winters! Florida bound!
Good for you! I definitely have a soft spot for seasons…but, I definitely have a soft spot for the beach.
So, perhaps I’ll call you Brill Britt! This was a gorgeous love letter to Summer – if only it wasn’t so fickle in this country and could be induced to stay a little longer…
I’ll take it! : ) Thank you and yes, summer is a fickle thing, isn’t she?
What a beautiful ode to the summer months 🙂 You managed to encapsulate everything I love about this time of year, well done!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Why, thank ya! I figured if I whispered sweet nothings into summer’s ear, he/she might stick around for a while. : )
This sums up exactly how I feel about the start of summer. By August, I’m done. But the beauty of living in Ohio is that we really do have all four seasons for about 3 months each. I’ve gotten spoiled. As soon as I get sick of one season, it starts to change. I guess that’s why I keep choosing to live here.
Yeah, I get a little bored by August as well. Especially when the humidity is in full swing! It is nice to have the seasons keeping us on our toes.