Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Summer's Ending

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Summer paused on the path to pleasures of autumn dreams.
Alas! Summer's picture perfect days were soon to end.
Dare she stretch to steal through autumn's open door...
She turned, laughed and wrapped around rose hedges.

Alas! Summer's picture perfect days were soon to end.
Nature would close the curtain on her whimsical days.
She turned, laughed and wrapped around rose hedges
Butterflies chasing sunbeams sang duets, that soared.

Nature would close the curtain on her whimsical days.
Summer ran to stretch in sun ablaze on rainbow-ribbons.
Butterflies chasing sunbeams, sang duets, that soared.
Pouring rains, storms, nature teased while she mused.

Summer ran to stretch in sun ablaze on rainbow-ribbons.
Wild, carefree, night, day, summer flaunted her dazzle.
Pouring rains, storms, nature teased while she mused.
People, chased summer fun, voices lit in expectation.

Wild, carefree, night, day, summer flaunted her dazzle.
Her endless path through stream and gardens glowed.
People, chased summer fun, voices lit in expectation.
Summer basked in her days filled with countless joy.

Her endless path through stream and gardens glowed.
Summer paused on the path to pleasures of autumn dreams.
The world took her picture to store as treasures for eternity.
Dare she stretch to steal through autumn's open door...


Dorothy Alves Holmes
written 2011 or 12
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Topic(s) of this poem: summer time

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Form: Pantoum


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Comments about Summer's Ending by Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (9/10/2015 12:09:00 PM)

    You have a gift, Dorothy. Thank you for sharing it.

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  • Roseann Shawiak (9/10/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    A beautiful and enticing look at summer, peeking at autumn through while still enjoying summer. Loved your imagery of nature, it's delicate effects on life are immense. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (9/9/2015 8:39:00 PM)

    A lovely comparative poem,
    Loved reading it

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