Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Perfect Summer Day


you are to me like a perfect summer day
your smile is sunshine that warms my heart

your love nourishes me, refreshes me
like spring water from a garden's fountain

you cheer me up like a meadow of yellow blooms
below a sky as blue as your eyes

even the clouds are beautiful
you are a refrain from impending rain

you are my refuge from life's burdens
my rock, my strength


Dear friends, I hope you're enjoying the summer! This poem was inspired by a visit to a public garden in New York near my home. It featured a beautiful fountain as a center focal point.


The lawn was beautifully manicured with splashes of bright colors and yellow blooms.


Here is a close-up of the cheerful yellow blooms. I do love a perfect summer day!


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20 comments:

  1. No one could ask for more! Smiles.

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  2. This is lovely!! So often a beautiful place such as this inspires a poem out of us :D
    Love the pictures too :D

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  3. Gorgeous . Love the bright colors. I thought you were talking about someone too so I was thinking how endearing a sentiment

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  4. What a lovely summer poem dotted by your beautiful and colorful pictures ~

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  5. Sure a nice spot to take in the day and enjoy the sun on a sunny day

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  6. A perfect summer.. what more can we wish for.. We are having wonderful summer finally.. and I can sit on the balcony reading poetry.

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  7. What a beautiful garden, Loredana, and what a beautiful fountain that is.
    Thank you for sharing your words with these wonderful images.
    Have a great week ahead, my friend!

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  8. Beautiful! I especially love "you are a refrain from impending rain."

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  9. Bello!!!...Ho nostalgìa delle belle giornate estive...ci sono state e torneranno.
    Questa è l'estate più difficile della mia vita,cara Loredana.
    Spero tanto nella guarigione di mio marito e sto lavorando tanto,tutto intorno a questo.
    Un grande abbraccio,Rita.

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  10. Each line bolsters me and fills me with such happiness...well done Loredana...your poem beautifully espouses the bright yellow happiness you saw.

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  11. Love certainly makes us lyrical and and your words are poetic indeed.

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  12. I like how this can be read on different levels. It works well for a place or a special loved one. Great photos too!

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  13. "you are a refrain from impending rain"--that's lovely and the photos are gorgeous!

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  14. every word is sunshine here Loredana, so are the yellow blooms...reading your lines is a pleasure....

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  15. This is a very beautiful poem full of love and sunshine.
    And the flowers in the pictures have an amazing color!
    I hope you are doing well.
    Sending lots of hugs to you,
    Beate

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  16. A person to be a garden refuge is a great thing.

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  17. You are blessed to be able to put such beauty and peace into lyrics. Have a great day !

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  18. Beautiful place to have to visit...

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  19. Beautiful flowers and words. It's good to stop by and visit again Loredana! Hugs from me to you, G

    mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

    PS: I also shared a bunch of fav flower pics this week at my blog. Last chance before summer's end.

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