Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Time



Summer
half over/barely begun
Time not wasted
but going fast.

Strawberries' fresh taste
already given way to
farmers' markets full
with variety.

Peaches' sweetness
dripping down my chin.
Plums rich and ripe.
Ah — the lusciousness
of summer.

And my "to do" list —
slowly working away on it
but — half over!?!
So much more to enjoy
swimming, biking, hiking...
I need more time.

My pace has slowed
more relaxed with the heat
loose, open.
Not yet dreading winter
for that memory has softened
but oh
so not ready
for summer
to be even
half over.


4 comments:

Someone Really Cares,non-profit said...

What a fabulous new poem Sherrie! Thanks for letting me know that you posted a new poem. What great lines and how true that it is have over and it's barely begun!

Stu

Sherrie Lovler said...

Thanks for your enthusiasm, Stu!

Tony Lawlor said...

GREAT Painting. I LOVE seeing these new works. Each one is a fresh surprise. You're really tapping the well of creativity!!!

Jo Anne Smith said...

Love the image and the imagery! Beautiful painting.