It’s a beautiful day
Sometimes, I guess, that’s it
Everything allies to make it
Bright blue sky, punctuated with
Big balls of cloud
Yellow light is playing on
The brown trunks look gussied up
For square dancing
With their partners
Once the night has fallen
And there are no humans watching
James Weldon Johnson might approve
It’s a day for Aesop
Or for Tolkien
Or Gerald May
Or anyone who has a porch
With chairs and a pitcher
Of the family favorite
(we won’t judge)
At night in June
There should be fireflies
And we’re allowed to watch them dance
While other things are secret
C L Couch
Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash
Adelhausen, Rheinfelden (Baden), Germany
June 29, 2020 at 8:26 pm
Sounds idyllic. I always think of kingfishers when I see that word. They are the spirit of summer, brilliant and gone in a flash 🙂
June 29, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Thank you. I was talking about kingfishers the other day. There’s a small park a short drive from here that enjoys the company of kingfishers. I’m not sure why. They are a wonder to see in the air and on the water.
June 30, 2020 at 10:10 am
They need very clean running water. You won’t find them where the water is polluted or stagnant. Beauty doesn’t exist happily in such debased surroundings.
June 30, 2020 at 12:46 am
Beautiful and an uplifting write. It puts you in a magical place of mirth.
July 1, 2020 at 8:53 pm
Thank you very much! I’m happy to hear that the work is uplifting. And there’s magic.
July 1, 2020 at 11:32 pm
June 30, 2020 at 2:28 am
Wow! Splendid work artistry and imagery. I love this!! “We won’t judge.” 😀
July 1, 2020 at 8:57 pm
Goodness, thank you! I’m pleased you like the phrase about no judging. It’s a special summer day. Much better to relax and enjoy the company, human or nature’s.
July 1, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Wonderful imagery, Christopher. Those hazy, crazy days of Summer. I couldn’t agree with you more, a day for reading a good book and relaxing outside. I’m currently reading book 1 of the Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes, outside in the shade, with 32 degrees, humid weather.
July 1, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Thanks, Len, it’s good to hear from you. I’m delighted you had a fine summer day to enjoy outside and in the shade (my favorite outside place). I haven’t come across John Jakes recently. I hope you are enjoying the read.