Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer.  Dust off your white shoes or bare your toes in a cute pair of sandals.  Visit your loved ones at the cemetery.  Open up the pool and get out the lounge chairs.  Throw a Frisbee.  Plant flowers.  Watch a parade.  Order a soft-serve cone at the Dairy Freeze.  Sweat.  Get a sunburn.  Brew some sun tea in a huge glass jar.  Fire up the grill.  Have a yard
sale.  Shop at other people’s yard sales.  Or my favorites:  blow soap bubbles just for fun or watch the hubby skip stones at the lake.  Then go home, hide out in the air conditioning, and write poems about it.


A flat piece of slate
Skips across the lake
…five, six, seven, eight!
The ripples grow faint
As it wends its way
Through undulating waves
Carried gently by fate
To its deep blue grave



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  1. Kathy May 29, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Love the bubbles and wand!

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  2. chevvy8 May 29, 2016 / 4:55 am

    I couldn’t agree more – that this is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Your description of Summer makes me want to do something on our entry into Winter. This is what it means to be romancing the ordinary;-)

    A super post Joan, I love the bubbles:-)

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  3. Just Joan May 29, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    The bubble piece is a “shape” poem I did for a class assignment. Thanks for your comments, glad you like it. 🙂


  4. circumstance227 May 29, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Nice!! Can I steal the soap bubble one and use the idea in my class next week? I’ll give you credit – promise!

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    • Just Joan May 29, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Feel free to use in your class. It’s a picture file, so I think you can click, copy, and paste.


  5. Matilda May 29, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    I love the wand and bubbles, what a creative way to play with with visuals! Well done as usual Joan!

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