Summer Is...

July 23, 2012
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


Summer is freedom,
the absence of pencils
(as well as books)
Summer is
lazy mornings
stretching like a cat
sunlight pouring like lemonade
over your cotton sheets

Summer is salty-sweet
sweat dotting your face like
dew in the morning grass,
getting the tops of your feet wet
(where the flip-flops don't cover)

Summer is running
through a sprinkler,
screaming and leaping,
stepping into
the ocean, jumping into
a pool or a lake, the water
a delicious shock when your
body hits it

Summer is dip-dyed pink
shoulders and cheeks
that fade into a soft brown
like toast,
and hair that turns light,
and arms that freckle

Summer is fireworks,
and picnics with punch
and sandwiches and egg salad,
and staying up late
just because your parents
haven't told you
you can't

Summer is freedom
Summer is salty-sweet
Summer is running
Summer is dip-dyed pink
Summer is fireworks
Summer is short
Summer is long


The author's comments:
A piece I wrote last year, about summer. :)

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on Aug. 27 2012 at 5:11 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Aww thank you so much! :)

on Jul. 29 2012 at 11:15 pm
dolphincrazy226 BRONZE, Madison, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
Life is Good!

There aren't many poems you can taste;) and this one's delicous.  It's difficult to use a lot of sensory descriptions (besides sight) without making it sound too weird or verbiose.  However, this poem adequately balanced all the sensory descriptions to give the perfect feel (and taste and smell and sound) of what summer is all about.  Carpe diem! (or at least until we have to go back to school) ;)


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