Summer evening, what I love about you most is that
you linger and take your time…
you permit an evening walk or bike ride
or perhaps a late back yard dinner on the grill.
I love it when you’ve dampened the heat of the day
and Earth’s creatures can come out to play.
You’re a wonderful venue for concerts and family excursions
and a terrific stage for cricket, frog, and cicada symphonies.
I delight in the fragrance of your garden;
August lilies, woodland tobacco,phlox, and ebb-tide roses…
You all intoxicate me so.
Afternoon storms give way to a clear
summer night… stars, moonlight…
Summer evening you give me
I will languish in your lingering until
this spell is broken by the first Fall wind and hint of crisp coolness…
Until then, Summer evening,
I am all yours.