As days shorten and the air is filled with milder weather, nature holds on to its sweet summer memories. Even when the leaves twirl with a lazy, cascading rhythm, "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." - Celia Thaxton
Nature sings its sweet song.
No goodbyes are uttered as
Sweet summer moments
remain forever in
toe-touching shifting sands,
sunlit backyard porches,
and lakeside cottages.
Grateful hearts understand
the passing of the seasons
and do not mourn.
They sing new songs.
At the end of summer, my mailman brought another colorful poetry swap gift from Rebecca Herzog. See the colorful poetry card with an original poem from my swap buddy.
Summer meanders lazily
Dipping her toe in the waves
Soaking in the last strong rays of sun
Before exiting the water
And wrapping Autumn's blanket
around her shoulders
©Rebecca Herzog, 2019
I am sending the following end-of-summer #digitalinspiration
to all my poetry friends who have been summer gift-givers.
It will become part of my #EmbraceableSummer Gallery collection.
The above image started as a photo taken by Linda Baie while vacationing with family in Captiva Island. I digitized the original picture and added a poem.
Yesterday, I received an amazing book from a random drawing at Amy Ludwig Vanderater's Sharing Our Notebook's site. My creative friend, Matt Grundler shared his visual journal there.
With a grateful heart for my end-of-summer gifts, I am eager to enter the creative zone.
Now it is time to join the Poetry Friday Party hosted by a wonderful pair of poet friends, Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, publishers of Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (a must read book for the #BacktoSchool2019 #StartStrong movement).
I am proud to be featured in this book with my poem "Art Class" based on inspiration from Matt Grundler's classroom.