Monday, 21 June 2021

An Ode To Summer

I’ve always really enjoyed the changing of the Seasons throughout the year and all of the unique things that each one brings with it. I feel there’s always something lovely to be found either in nature or in the surrounding culture that lifts the spirits as the months pass, helping to keep life feeling fresh.

As the Summer of 2020 was beginning to fade and Autumn started to appear, I felt inspired to write a series of poems that would express my love and appreciation for nature’s constantly changing beauty. I hope these little poems and the pictures they create can bring joy to the heart and highlight God’s goodness as He blesses us each year with such wonderful, God-reflecting glory!

The second part of my “Ode To The Seasons” collection continues on with my favourite things about Summer!

Oh how I love the Summer! It really is a thrill
To say goodbye to scarves and coats and every hint of chill!
The floaty, summer dresses and flip flops reappear,
With Bar-B-Q’s aplenty, it’s a carefree time of year!

With long awaited sunshine and turquoise skies above,
The golden heat is glorious as couples fall in love.
The parks are filled with music and families having fun
As little ducklings venture out and swim along with mum!

Oh how I love the Summer and the chance to see the ocean,
With cerulean waters and the smell of suntan lotion!
To walk along the seashore or take a quick siesta,
Problems seem to vanish in the Summer vibe fiesta!

With shoulders browning nicely and faces looking tan,
Children shout excitedly and chase the ice cream van!
As nature peaks in glory, it’s the season of vacation
When summer nights become a time of endless celebration!

Oh how I love the Summer, it really is a joy
To see so many freckled cheeks on every girl and boy!
With iridescent sunsets that leave me wanting more,
Oh how I love the Summer! This season I adore!

Psalm 37:5-6
“Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.”

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