Recalling the warmth of summer and the dazzle of a brilliant sun, I fell in love with Summer 2021. For me, "Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside me" (Benjamin Alire Saenz) and so, I searched for beauty within the skies, sunsets across sunlit seas, and through others' words. The urge to honor the summer season caused me to create gallery collections of beauty as vibrant as gardens that we nurture. In reality as Jenny Glow states, "We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us."
Friday, October 1, 2021
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery, Poetry Friday Edition
Be filled with nature-inspired thoughts for humankind!
Pause to listen to Vivaldi, Summer from Four Seasons here.
Summer brings sweet surprises. We just need to discover them.
Eckphrastic Poetry from Artwork
by Linda Mitchell
Summer is a time for enjoying the pleasures of life.
Digital art by CVarsalona
Four-year-old Sierra's first poem
Watching a sunset
By Christie Wyman
Nature walks allow for meditational time.
Apple Picking Time
Photo by Linda MitchellCanoeing LovePhoto by Karen Eastlund
Digital Art by CVarsalona, Cape May, NJ
Reflecting through Painting
It is my hope that this gallery of artistic expressions nurtures your soul
and renews your spirits.
Thank you to the Poetry Friday poets who contributed to this edition of my global gallery, "Nurturing Our Summer Souls".
Nurturing Our Summer Souls Gallery Contributors
Mary Lee Hahn
Sarah Lewis Holmes
#If any Poetry Friday writers have an image poem but have not submitted an image poem for the gallery, please send me your offering. There will be a couple of more editions to this gallery.
The Introduction to the Nurturing Ours Summer Souls Gallery is located here
You can view the digital presentation on Canva by clicking the button Present here.
My thanks also goes to Catherine Flynn, teacher-poet for hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. Catherine and her Inklings are creating original poems based on a challenge by Mary Lee Hahn.