Saturday, 14 June 2014

An Alphabet for Summer

Posted by Rosie

In an Alphabet for summer we have Amazing August where
Butterflies and Bees buzz around our
Chardonnay and Chablis.
Dog Days with Daisy Chains drift into
Extended Evenings.
Flip-flops and Flippers are fun,
Garden Games too.  Now is the time for
High Days, Holidays
There is Jelly in July and
King-Sized Knickerbocker Glories.

Leafy Lanes and
Midsummer Madness,  
Nibbling on Nectarines and
O for Open-Air Opera:
A Perfect time for Picnics with Parasols.
For a Quarter of the Year
We have Ruby Red Roses,
Sunshine, Sand and Sunflowers;
Time for Tea on the Terrace
Underneath (sun) Umbrellas.

We View Verdant Vistas and
Whiz down WATER-SLIDES on
eXciting eXcursions!
YELLOW is just one colour of summer;
and we see the whole of Summer’s Rainbow in
a Zillion Zingy Zinnias.

Rosie Hill

Prose for Thought


  1. Perfect! Just need the sun to break through the clouds and those sunny days will be true!

    1. Thank you - it was my first attempt at poetry in rather a long time.

  2. Lovely. Makes me think wonderful summer thoughts! Especially as we have had some lovely sunshine this week :-)#weekendbloghop

  3. So pretty ..we read this as a bedtime story tonight :)

    1. Awww - thank you, that is really sweet of you x

  4. Very cleverly written! Made me feel all summery (even looking out at a misty English morning). Really fancy nibbling on a nectarine now!

    1. We had our first nectarines from the market recently and they were absolutely delicious. I hope the sun breaks through the mist soon for you.

  5. This sounds like the perfect summer. Fantastic x

  6. Brilliantly summery poetry :) I love it! So well constructed. Sorry I was so long commenting. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought :) x


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