The sun rises early.
'Bloody daylight saving.'
Birds fly. Grasses grow.
The Victa's primed and
splutters to life.
Johnny's off to play cricket.
Sarah's off to the beach.
Mum's making dinner.
Dad's mowing the lawn
and shooing off bees.
Next door awakes after
an all night party.
'Jesus, I'm still pissed'
His lament interrupted by
the flushing of the dunny.
A dog barks. A blue-tongue
uncomfortable with strangers
waddles into the hydrangers.
Midday. The sun's ablaze.
Mr Whippy's van circles.
Children run to it with
shiny coins and eyes.
The sounds of summer
punctuated by flies.
The kids return.
Johnny scored eighty
and took two wickets.
Sarah's red and glowing,
not only from the sun.
Mum's set the table
and prepared the tea.
Dad the silly bugger
was stung by a bee.
|1||Summer, by April Humason|
|2||A Night-Rain In Summer, by James Henry Leigh Hunt|
|3||Summer, by Harold R Hunt Sr|
|4||Music Of Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|5||Indian Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|6||Meeting In Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|7||Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|8||Summer Noontide, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|9||The Close Of Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|10||The Dance Of Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|11||The Wind Of Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|12||The End Of Summer, by Madison Julius Cawein|
|13||Summer Wind (My Longing For You), by Marites C. Cayetano|
|14||Next Summer, by Marites C. Cayetano|
|15||Let The Rains Come Even In Summer, by Emmanuel George Cefai|
|16||Sonnet: The Early Summer, by Dr John Celes|
|17||Triolet: 'Tis Scorching Summer, by Dr John Celes|
|18||Summer Days, by Khloe Chace|
|19||Another Summer, by Kingshuk Chakraborty|
|20||Withstand This Gruelling Summer, by shuvo chakraborty|