Summer is quickly approaching. I’ve always loved summer. The smell of the ocean as the breeze warmly caresses your skin on the beach. The view of a lake surrounded by mountain greenery emanating a blissful feeling of peace. I was always certain that God lives in Lake George because I have never felt such a contented, totally peaceful aura as I experienced during my visits to this beautiful lake. When I dream of summer it always includes children playing and laughing, picnics and an overall feeling of complete freedom. I long to take long drives in the summer. Eat lobster on a pier, enjoy Ralph’s ices or Spumoni Gardens’ Spumoni. Eat a fresh slice of New York pizza while strolling down an Avenue. Holding hands while walking along a tree lined path. There are so many visions of summer, too many to list here so I’ve decided try and capture my feelings about summer and share them here with my poetry and random pictures with the hope that my readers’ summer dreaming will bring them as much pleasure as it brings to me.
Tangerine hue glistening gold upon the subdued foam
Astounding beauty encapsulating the soul
An emotional upheaval entwines from within
Tossed between melancholy and a grin
Past memories and tomorrow
Unable to turn away
What seems a lifetime-reality-a few moments
As the summer sun lights the dawn
Promising laughter, freedom and joy
Its’ summer kiss a promise
Its’ caress enrapturing our mind
Yes, it’s summer once again!
And that’s the Way I See It here in Brooklyn