Posted By Susan Bernhardt



I wake early in the morning,
and go outside to greet the dawn. 
The grass is covered 
with tiny diamonds sparkling in the sun. 
It's a joyous day! 
The air is filled with warmth. 
I soak in it. 
I wash my face with the first morning dew, 
and taste its sweet freshness. 

Today is the summer solstice, 
There is regrowth, 
the earth is green. 
Nature has truly come alive 
in the buzzing bees,

the blooming flowers and trees, 
in the black ants climbing up my pole beans. 

I don't take myself so seriously today. 
I twirl a few times 
among the trees and flowers of my backyard. 
The birds sing their songs 
in the celebration of the day. 
I can hear the laughter of summer.


by Susan K. Bernhardt


4 Comment(s):
Susan Bernhardt said...
Thank you, Matthew! I wish you and Susan well on this day of magical light. Happy Summer Solstice!
June 20, 2017 07:51:44
Matthew Peters said...
I love it, Susan! All the best to you and Bill on this lovely Summer Solstice.
June 20, 2017 07:46:20
Susan Bernhardt said...
Thank you, Lorenzo. Happy Summer Solstice/Midsummer Day to you and Thom! :)
June 20, 2017 07:43:09
Lorenzo said...
Beautiful poem, Susan. Happy. midsummer day!
June 20, 2017 07:10:04
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