The Official Writing Challenge
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Wow! Wonderful use of words to re-create the sights and sounds of summer. You certainly took me back a few years. It was a nice journey.
Absolutely lovely. I half-expected to hear crickets & hand-pushed lawn mowers & helicoptering bumble-bees (which is my favorite word picture in this, by the way) in my own neighborhood when I looked up from reading this. And somehow you managed to change the rhythm of the poem when you described today's summer music. Or at least it felt like it changed to me. I'm not a poet & don't "get" a lot of poetry, but this "got" to me.
Definitely caught the essence of what summer is like in this poem.
I loved this poem. I was mesmerized by your description of the two summers. Beautifully written.
Gorgeous writing--descriptions remind me of Ray Bradbury's in DANDELION WINE.