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Summer is a Cummin In

A Dryad's Dream

Summer flies by on gossamer wings

it floats on heated drafts

and touches

the dryad within

as each grows wings

and roots within the tree

it was born for.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

Summer is indeed here. It is a slower time for work for me and I enjoy the time: reading, writing, walking and some gardening. I have three more weeks, which seems like a lot. Then the schedule starts up again and it is a sprint to the finish in June. Teaching is just like that. Tonight I was thinking that it has been a while since I read the whole of an evening. But I think that may be on my docket for tonight. I am deep in a new Stephan King book and it may be a while before I surface again.

Enjoy! And Happy Summer

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Paulie wrote on July 8, 2015, 10:48 PM

I liked your poem. You don't have much of a break from teaching during the summer. You don't even have two months, do you?

Mommyjen wrote on July 8, 2015, 10:50 PM

Happy Summer!

At my end, I am glad that summer is finally over.I could not stand the icky summer heat. Rainy season has just started in my country.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 8, 2015, 11:04 PM

Thats not much of a summer break. Enjoy the book

bestwriter wrote on July 9, 2015, 1:08 AM

That poem was a right tribute. Well written.

MegL wrote on July 9, 2015, 2:41 AM

I like the idea in your poem. Your title reminds me of the song "Oh the summer time is coming /and the trees are sweetly blooming/ and the wild mountain thyme/all around the blooming heather/will ye go lassie go.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 9, 2015, 10:46 AM

The early Stephen King books were some of my favorite reading. The last book of his I read was Tommyknockers if that tells you how long it's been.

alexisann wrote on July 9, 2015, 11:36 AM

very nice poem!

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 13, 2015, 6:44 PM

Thank you Paulie! It is indeed a short time!

Ruby3881 wrote on July 13, 2015, 7:44 PM

Your title made me think of an old folk song that sometimes goes by the name "Hal-An-Tow." The last bit of the chorus goes: "The summer is a-coming in/And winter's gone away-O."

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 14, 2015, 4:27 PM

You are lucky to see the rain. In California, we have forgotten what it is like!

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 14, 2015, 7:33 PM

How perceptive you are Ruby! Spot on!

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 14, 2015, 7:36 PM

Thank you Bestwriter!

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 14, 2015, 7:36 PM

Thank you! I read it through pretty quickly and loved it!

AudreyHowitt wrote on July 14, 2015, 7:40 PM

I love that song! Thank you for stopping by and reading it!

Ruby3881 wrote on July 15, 2015, 9:08 PM

Ah, so you are familiar with the song! I wondered...

cheri wrote on August 6, 2015, 11:53 PM

Our summer starts on March and ends in June. Now its rainy season