#NationalPoetryMonth – #SummerMagic – Indian Summer


Wrong season for this one, I suppose, but I trust you’ll forgive me if I share it anyway. πŸ™‚ Though it wasn’t written with them in mind, specifically, it always makes me think of Mac as a badly scarred adult, and Sarah, who showed him the way back. Enjoy!

Indian Summer
Marcia Meara

He sees her standing
Below the falls,
Carefully balanced
On the slippery rocks,
And laughing
In the hazy October sun.

Only yesterday
The ice-rimmed pool
Mirrored angry gray clouds,
And a wind out of the north
Chilled his bones.
Today, a warm yellow sun
Has eaten the frost,
And resurrected the ghost
Of a summer already laid to rest.

She’s wearing shorts,
As if she knew
There would be a reprieve
And dressed accordingly.
Dampened hems, and a
Misty sheen on
Her long, slim legs
Bear testament to
The wind-blown spray.
Her loosened hair is a
Sable cloud swirling
Around her face,
Smelling faintly
Of August nights
And tupelo honey.

She turns toward him,
Radiant and joyful,
Filled with a wonder
Most have long lost.
Her smile invites him
To let go of autumn
To share the sunshine,
To be reborn in this moment.

Surprised, his mouth
Curves in response, and
His soul cries,
Yes, oh yes!
Desperation gives voice
To need long ignored.
Yes, he thinks again,
Walking toward her.
I want the light,
The warmth, the wonder.
Show me, teach me.

He takes her hand, and
Lets the sunlight
Flood his heart,
Thawing the frost within,
Setting him free.

Buy Summer Magic Here: Summer Magic:Β Poems of Life and Love

My poems have also appeared in the following Silver Birch Press Anthologies:Β 

Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 5) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2B8jhWX

Summer: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 3) Kindle http://amzn.to/2BhzE4q

SILVER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2A3XxPb

Green: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose (Silver Birch Press Anthologies Book 2) Kindle Edition http://amzn.to/2jTQsdt

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “#NationalPoetryMonth – #SummerMagic – Indian Summer

    • WOW. I’ve driven you to words with asterisks in them! Wheeeee! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ And YOU, my friend, have just MADE my afternoon! Thanks so much. I needed it! So glad you liked this one, and very, very happy you took the time to let me know your thoughts. (If only I could make a living writing poetry, that’s probably all I’d do! πŸ™‚ )

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    • What a lovely thing to say, Lynn! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my poetry these last few days. It was about all I was able to accomplish in the way of posting, so I’m glad it worked for you. I have one more to put up today, and then I’m going to try to get back to my normal weekday schedules. Crossing my fingers, here. Thanks so much for all your very kind comments! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • I just finished a run of 11 or 12, I think, on Sunday. If you scroll back through recent posts, or do a search for #NationalPoetryMonth, you can see all of them. So glad you enjoyed this one! πŸ™‚

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