Capturing Summer

This is the first poem that Coco has been inspired to write for a few weeks.  We are having a beautiful, lazy, beach-filled summer.  This poem expresses Coco’s love for summer but specifically, it was her response to reading an old favorite, Frederick, by Leo Leonni, about a mouse with the soul of a poet, who stores up colors and feelings and words for the long winter.  I think that is what Coco was trying to do here.

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CAPTURING SUMMER

 

DURING THE SUMMER

I COLLECT EFFERVESCENCE

AND SEAMLESS SUNRAYS

I AM FILLING THE LARDER OF MY HEART

WITH LAUGHTER

AND BAREFOOT STROLLS

CRAVINGS FOR LEMON ICE

MIGHT GET VANQUISHED

BY A MEMORY

OF THAT EXQUISITE GULP

CAN I TAKE THIS ALL WITH ME

INTO MY DARK SIGHTED WINTER

NIGHT BRINGS DREAMS

OF LIGHT HEARTED REMEMBERING

A SUNBURNED SHOULDER

SAND IN MY SHEETS

SALT IN MY HAIR

DANCING IN THE KITCHEN

READING ON THE PORCH

COUNTING ROBIN EGGS

BELIEVING IN THE BEAUTY OF A SEASON

THAT RETURNS TO ME

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3 Responses to Capturing Summer

  1. Kathleen Dehler says:

    This is an omen..I just sent Coco a book of poems..She is truly the BEST!

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  2. stephcurry12 says:

    I read this to Ryan and he replied TOO LOVING HER POEMS.

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  3. Wendy Muschett says:

    Hi Jess and Coco,
    What a beautiful poem, Coco! I love the idea of filling your heart with the effervescence of summer to help us through the darker, shorter winter days. Your words are powerful and descriptive. I plan to read this again in February in hopes of feeling that summer sun.
    Looking forward to seeing you at church.
    Wendy

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