Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer's Chill

It can't REALLY be 54 degrees right now... wow.  What a chilly week this has been.  Summer is really winding down fast, and soon it will be time to go back to work.  I need to.  Like right now.  I'm finding it harder these days to get out and do things.  It's getting too cool to go to the pool.  The girls have had enough of the beach, and other outdoor activities.  I can only sit around so long, when my mind starts playing games and I find myself slipping into "nothing" mode.  Not a place I like to slip into, I must say.  I'm eager to get back into the classroom, in a whole new position with new challenges and projects to keep me productive. 

As much as I enjoy the short summer months, being home with my daughters and taking fun day trips and weekend getaways, I also enjoy the changes that come about this time of year.  The shutting off of the air conditioner and opening of the windows to let in the cool summer breeze...  the subtle changes of the colors in the trees... lighting my favorite fall candles!  (that's my favorite!)  I can FEEL the changes inside me, as I do with every season.  While I will continue to enjoy the end of summer, and soak up as much sun as I can before it ends, I will look forward to the changes that time brings.

I wanted to share this poem that I wrote last year at this time...

Summer's End

Summer's sun kissed cheeks

Fade to a milky glow

Moon shadows dance on trees

And silently wait for snow

Scented candles fill my breath

The lonely beaches mourn

For little feet to scatter 'round

For flowers to be born

Beautiful colors floating down

To waiting cherub hands

Summer's over it is true

But autumn has it's plans


Summer isn't quite over, I know, but right about now... I'm ready to turn a page.




am4039 said...

I love the poem. I go back to work Next Friday. Wow can't believe it.

radar446 said...

54!!! I would love it to be 54 degrees here.  We are at 70 right now, which is a marvelous change from the mid 80's from last week for the LOW.  I'm ready for the dead of summer to be over, I like the fall.


bedazzzled1 said...

Fabulous poem! It grabbed me from the first two lines. Beautiful.


bgilmore725 said...

I'm ready to turn a page too! I love the four seasons. Bea

helmswondermom said...

Great poem!