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Lady Summer

July 18, 2011
By gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
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Dearest fair Summer
Why do you fade away?
Once, you were so wonderful
But now, you’re lost in the fall array

So long to the delicate daisies
And to the asters, farewell
Warmth and love and light and joy
Lost in time’s evil

The gentle laughter of the sun
Gone to all who look
Instead Lady Autumn has come for her
Your seat, Summer, she took

We don’t want Autumn
Bringing her bright gowns of gold
And though she dresses the trees in royal attire
Summer we’d rather behold

For she brings the cooler air with her
And lfreedom for the young lost
And in her windblown locks of scarlet
Us she has forgot!

But you, dear Summer, we trust
To uphold our waning way
For you are the one from out of our hearts
And today is your day

So smile upon us, Lady
And don’t forget the warmth of thine
For soon you’ll stray to another place
And will be lost in time

Nay, nay, nay again!
Riot against Lady Fall
Down with Autumn and her chains
We love Summer best of all

Autumn gives way to King Winter
Who rules us with a heart of ice
He covers us in fiery snow
And is anything but nice

He freezes our spirits that love you so
And fights us ever with frost
Lady Summer, don’t leave us here alone
Or he will be our lofty host

Lady Summer, we adore thee far too much
Do not stray away
Grant us your bidding and keep us close
And make forever your way and day

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This article has 4 comments.

gigi01 GOLD said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 10:35 pm
gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 64 comments
:) thank you! Just as school as starting, it's sad summer must end...

ams98 said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 6:51 pm
ams98, Brighton, Michigan
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that is awesome:) i love the comparision to summer and fall...i love ur word choice:) great jobbb

gigi01 GOLD said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 11:30 am
gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 64 comments
Thanks! I was inspired by this one poem about how trees dawn dresses of scarlet... it is a really famous poem. Autumn is my favorite season too! This poem just doesn't apply to Florida lol

Andy49 said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 12:43 am
Wooowww! What a visually-inticing poem that was!  I always loved that kind of poetry, and you've definitely mastered it!  I know personally I enjoy watching the seasons change from one to the other.  Autumn is my favorite and that part about the leaves being dressed in royal attire was soooo cool!