Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

June 15, 2013

Summertime Joy

Golden sunshine, delicious
Warmth on my arms and
My face.  Kitties nap bellies up exposed to happy pools
Made by the buttery, sweet yellow orb.
Love putting my hands on their lovely,
Soft bodies.  Hi sweeties.. isn't summer
Marvelous?  :)  Yes.  Yes it is!  They say with
Their wonderful feline eyes!

Froggies shout their eagerness..
Sing us to sleep on glorious windows-open
Nights.  I love the heat and the evening breeze whispering its
Tales to me as i drift away.  The stars tell stories too.
Vivid poems of their adventures lighting
The world.  Love stories a gazillion years old!  How the
Stars adored Van Gogh and understood him
As no one on Earth.  Beautiful citrine and saffron colored flowers
Tilting in the summertime breeze.  They nod goodnight as we
Drift to sleepy peace.. and dreams of tomorrow's
Adventures.  Wherever our imaginations carry us.

Garden faeries in their gem colored gowns
Float among the big trees ringing their tiny bells
Of summer.  We celebrate our fathers.  Our mothers.
Our independence!  Our love for friends and neighbors
At merry outdoor parties.  Barefoot, and ouch on that hot top!
LOL.  My toenails done in sunflower yellow.  Kids out of school.  Freedom!
Careful all!  It'll pass before we know it.  Must grasp time quickly!  Seize
The sunshine.  Sip the wine.  Drink the sweet tea.  Share the love.
Never wish time away.  It passes in its own way....We must be
Vigilant, or it will disappear like a bunny back into a hat.

Well, all.. have a wonderful Sunday!  The Solstice is drawing near!

I'll be back soon.  M


  1. Hi Mary,

    Such a wonderful poem ... so many beautiful lines "their wonderful feline eyes" - "the the stars adored Van Gogh" ... I'm dwelling in your Words! Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. But once again Mary- you delight me with your Ode to Joy.
    A wonderful sense of content- is what I read here.

    be well, be happy ~:)

  3. So much JOY!!!
    Those flowers are marvelous . .
    love & love,

  4. Wonderful poem Mary. Like you and the cats, I have been enjoying this lovely weather. Granted most of the weekend has been spent on house chores, including gardening, but at least I was outside! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. I believe if we were neighbors, we might be friends. Many things you express are shared by me.

  6. gorgeous flowers and lovely words

  7. That sums it up lovely. Can picture the cats rolling in the sun while you wriggle your brightly coloured toes :) xx

  8. Beautiful, Mary, thoroughly beautiful - your description of wee garden fairies frolicking about in their gem hued gowns struck a particular chord with me (I was crazy about fairies as a child and diligently looked under every toadstool and inside each nook in tree trunks as a wee gal hoping to maybe, just maybe, catch a glimpse of one myself).

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* A huge thank you for your awesomely nice comment on my vintage outfit post this week. I might have said this before, but I really and truly mean it so I'll say it again, there are few compliments more touching and sweet than having someone tell you that love what you wear more and more with each passing outfit. That means a great deal to me, sweet Mary, thank you deeply. ♥

  9. What wonderful words my dear! I share in your sentiments! So happy that summer is here in just a few days! Enjoy the sun and the flowers!

  10. beautiful blooms and summer joy. :)

    thanks for finding my spot and leaving a comment! bless you!

  11. Love your writing about summer. Must try some yellow toenails and I love your kitties.

  12. Hooray for the sunshine!
    xo Catherine

  13. Mary these words drew me in like the sweetest tasting honey and I savored them and smiled. It was marvelous to read this !

  14. what an interesting sunflower photo, and I so enjoyed your poem..

  15. What a happiness-inducing and smile-inducing post :)

  16. This poem made me smile - and remember all the reasons I love summer!


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