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Calling all creative minds/poets – In The Sunshine of Summer Time

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Hi Everyone, I thought I would start a summer collaboration that will be open for the months of July and August and close on September 1st, 2014! This is the longest duration I have ever had a collaboration open so I really hope a lot of you will participate…tap on to those summer memories, emotions and feelings… Just like the ones before, you can add your contribution under comments and I will place them in the order they come. I will put the name of the contributor at the end of the piece in the same colour as their contribution and the names will be in the same order as well. Please be patient with me on updating, as some days I may not get to be online during these months as previously noted but if you leave it in the comment I will make sure it has been added. Thank you everyone and I look forward to another fun adventure with you all! As usual, I have started it off below πŸ™‚ Image

Cool breeze on a summer day,

makes my mind drift away,

travelling on sunshine…

 

Evening breeze

on a moonless night

wafting about

teasing my skin

with its soft caresses

so temperate

so beguiling

intimated itself

into my very being

charmed my soul

out of my unsuspecting body

carried me into the ethers

across the star-lit globe

met the dawn

nestled among the magenta clouds

on rising gusts

gushed across the wide open spaces

encountered the forests

wind in the trees

felt the rustle of leaves

like the rushing of waters

in my fluttering heart

 

Summer Sunday

 

As the sun sets

boys and girls

and men and women

reach for every last moment

on Sunday night

 

Frisbees flying, wheels spinning

longing for daylight

more hours of play

till darkness decides

 

The gentle breeze

sound of laughter and delight

smell of hickory pink, orange,

purple to blue

Time to grow up

 

As heavenly breeze dances freely

Light of tender joy echo deeply within the sun

Illuminating souls with its blush

 

 

The Summertime Kiss

 

Summertime air so hot and so thick

Even the dog makes an effort to lick

The ice cold water in a cool metal dish

Winter weather is now for what we all wish

 

The evening is different, the sun has gone down

The air has cooled off, we’re no longer drowned

From the sweat dripping over us, a constant admonition

The summer is here, we need air condition.

 

But that evening breeze, and the beauty it carries

Makes me relax and think of picking strawberries

Picking them out in a large open field

Line after line, and no need to yield.

 

There are berries aplenty

No need to hoard

Just fill up our buckets

And thank the good Lord

 

For providing us with such a bountiful crop

Making cakes and desserts all day, non stop.

Full bellies at bedtime, and hearts full of bliss

It is summertime magic that brings us this kiss

 

Winter brings havoc with ice and heavy snow

But summer brings magic that makes us all glow

Whether sun tanned or happy, smiles abound

Summer time brings a certain joy to the town

 

We stay up much later and play in the dark,

We catch lightning bugs down the road at the park

We spend hours outside in the pool swimming

Then hours of rest to wake up and persist in

 

Another day in the sun, a day filled with fun

A day to just play but to remember the one

The one thing that summer returns with each year

Is the summertime kiss filled with play and good cheer!!

 

stop a moment

be still

close eyes

 

feel

how you are

held

 

close in

the warm arms

of sunlight

 

feel

the breeze

gently

 

push back

the strands

of hair

 

that have

strayed across

your face

 

just feel

loved

 

 

Strike of the ball

Hit of the bat

Splash of the wave

Tip of the hat

 

Running

Running

Tip e toe, tip e toe

Through the grass

Ouch!

 

Hot hot, slip slop slap

Tickle laugh, run now play

 

Deeper deeper just a bit more

Oh no big wave up on the shore

Laugh, splash, castles no more

 

Sticky sticky all over my hand

Oh no yuck covered in sand

 

Tip tip you are it

Run run laugh in the sun

 

Engine humming heads bobbing

Almost bit my tongue

 

Loving the beach in summertime

When I was very young

Don’t look at me

I’m sorry but I can’t show you that piece of me

I like to keep it hidden

Far away from the roving eyes that would devour me

 

Don’t look at me

I keep everything I need on the other side

So you can’t see it

I show you what I want you to see

And I keep the rest tucked over here

 

I keep it for me

Selfish you say?

Preservation I think

I give you the pieces I think you’ll keep safe

And the rest is mine to protect

 

Maybe someday….

 

Remind me

of these days

when I lose my way

and begin to cling

a little too tightly.

Remind me again,

in your gentle way,

of the breeze

and of the stillness

of my heart.

 

In the north where the sun won’t set,

You’re awake all night,

but not due to regret

Here, where no trees can grow

Endless landscapes wherever you go

What you see is like your mind

Flat but rocky, and with plenty to find

And what if you’d take one step too far?

You will end up stalled, like an abandoned car

 

Summer lakes,

Blue rivers of July,

Strong, peaceful,

august oceans,

May my soul swim once again

In your refreshing lapping light!

 

 

High pitched giggles in the summer rain

Trying to catch a floating paper airplane

Games of hide and seek and lightningΒ bugs

Kisses on boos-boos and mother hugs

Childhood is only a memory away

When life was all about love and play

 

 

Release reset

Leased we forget

Facing the sunset

 

Arms swept open

Sensations awoken

Breezes in from the ocean

 

Vision so golden

Shimmering unspoken

Sends loving devotion

Contributors: Me (Neha),

Β Cnawan FaheyΒ http://etherealnature.com/Β ,

Β Jennifer Fifield PorterΒ jennannsd.wordpress.com,

Β ZaraΒ zar4h.wordpress.comΒ ,Β 

kateΒ (flippyzipflop.wordpress.com)Β ,Β 

Laura M KaminskiΒ arkofidentity.wordpress.comΒ Β ,

BrettsFutureΒ (brettsfuture.wordpress.com),

Β lorriebowdenΒ http://lorriebowden.com/,

In the Stillness… Laurie’s Gentle Healing NotesΒ lauriesnotes.wordpress.comΒ 

thebiotrotterΒ ,Β 

FGMΒ (poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com)Β ,Β 

reginadee2014Β (reginapuckett.wordpress.com),Β 

medicinalmeadows.wordpress.com

Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

71 thoughts on “Calling all creative minds/poets – In The Sunshine of Summer Time

  1. Evening breeze
    on a moonless night
    wafting about
    teasing my skin
    with its soft caresses
    so temperate
    so beguiling
    intimated itself
    into my very being
    charmed my soul
    out of my unsuspecting body
    carried me into the ethers
    across the star-lit globe
    met the dawn
    nestled among
    the magenta clouds
    on rising gusts
    gushed across
    the wide open spaces
    encountered the forests
    wind in the trees
    felt the rustle of leaves
    like the rushing of waters
    in my fluttering heart

  2. Summer Sunday

    As the sun sets
    boys and girls
    and men and women
    reach for every last moment
    on Sunday night

    Frisbees flying, wheels spinning
    longing for daylight
    more hours of play
    till darkness decides

    The gentle breeze
    sound of laughter and delight
    smell of hickory
    pink, orange, purple to blue

    Time to grow up

    Poem written by Jennifer Fifield Porter

  3. As heavenly breeze dances freely
    Light of tender joy echo deeply within the sun
    Illuminating souls with its blush

    Neha I absolutely love this idea:) I hope you have a wonderful summer!
    With much love
    Zara

  4. It has been YEARS since I’ve dabbled with poetry, but why not give it a try? I’m trying to stretch every inch of my brain… So, here goes…something

    The Summertime Kiss

    Summertime air so hot and so thick
    Even the dog makes an effort to lick
    The ice cold water in a cool metal dish
    Winter weather is now for what we all wish

    The evening is different, the sun has gone down
    The air has cooled off, we’re no longer drowned
    From the sweat dripping over us, a constant admonition
    The summer is here, we need air condition.

    But that evening breeze, and the beauty it carries
    Makes me relax and think of picking strawberries
    Picking them out in a large open field
    Line after line, and no need to yield.

    There are berries aplenty
    No need to hoard
    Just fill up our buckets
    And thank the good Lord

    For providing us with such a bountiful crop
    Making cakes and desserts all day, non stop.
    Full bellies at bedtime, and hearts full of bliss
    It is summertime magic that brings us this kiss

    Winter brings havoc with ice and heavy snow
    But summer brings magic that makes us all glow
    Whether sun tanned or happy, smiles abound
    Summer time brings a certain joy to the town

    We stay up much later and play in the dark,
    We catch lightning bugs down the road at the park
    We spend hours outside in the pool swimming
    Then hours of rest to wake up and persist in

    Another day in the sun, a day filled with fun
    A day to just play but to remember the one
    The one thing that summer returns with each year
    Is the summertime kiss filled with play and good cheer!!

    ~Kate

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  6. stop a moment
    be still
    close eyes

    feel
    how you are
    held

    close in
    the warm arms
    of sunlight

    feel
    the breeze
    gently

    push back
    the strands
    of hair

    that have
    strayed across
    your face

    just feel
    loved

  7. Reblogged this on A Writer at Heart and commented:
    Neha’s collaborative blogs have resulted in some incredible and absolutely beautiful poems! For all of you poets out there, drop on by and contribute! For those who love to read poetry, keep an eye on this latest endeavor πŸ˜€

  8. Hi Neha – your idea inspired me and although it is cold and wintery here in Sydney the beautiful poems submitted and the beauty of reading as you build it resonated with beauty. From me to you with gratitude here is my submission.

    Strike of the ball
    Hit of the bat
    Splash of the wave
    Tip of the hat

    Running
    Running
    Tip e toe, tip e toe
    Through the grass
    Ouch!

    Hot hot, slip slop slap
    Tickle laugh, run now play

    Deeper deeper just a bit more
    Oh no big wave up on the shore
    Laugh, splash, castles no more

    Sticky sticky all over my hand
    Oh no yuck covered in sand

    Tip tip you are it
    Run run laugh in the sun

    Engine humming heads bobbing
    Almost bit my tongue

    Loving the beach in summertime
    When I was very young

  9. Hi Neha…I was so happy to see another “call” from you πŸ™‚

    Don’t look at me
    I’m sorry but I can’t show you that piece of me
    I like to keep it hidden
    Far away from the roving eyes that would devour me

    Don’t look at me
    I keep everything I need on the other side
    So you can’t see it
    I show you what I want you to see
    And I keep the rest tucked over here

    I keep it for me
    Selfish you say?
    Preservation I think
    I give you the pieces I think you’ll keep safe
    And the rest is mine to protect

    Maybe someday….

    Blessitude
    Lorrie

  10. Remind me
    of these days
    when I lose my way
    and begin to cling
    a little too tightly.
    Remind me again,
    in your gentle way,
    of the breeze
    and of the stillness
    of my heart.

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  12. Here is a contribution!

    In the north where the sun won’t set,
    You’re awake all night, but not due to regret
    Here, where no trees can grow
    Endless landscapes wherever you go

    What you see is like your mind
    Flat but rocky, and with plenty to find
    And what if you’d take one step too far?
    You will end up stalled, like an abandoned car

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  14. Hello Neha!

    Here is my contribution…
    —–
    Summer lakes,
    Blue rivers of July,
    Strong, peaceful, august oceans,
    May my soul swim once again
    In your refreshing lapping light!
    —–
    FGM
    http://poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com/

    Thank you πŸ™‚
    have a nice week … pleine de soleil et de bonheur πŸ™‚

  15. High pitched giggles in the summer rain
    Trying to catch a floating paper airplane
    Games of hide and seek and lightning bugs
    Kisses on boos-boos and mother hugs
    Childhood is only a memory away
    When life was all about love and play

  16. I’m not quite sure how this works, but now you’ve gotten me once again, playing around with poetry. I don’t know if what you’re looking for has to do with summer in general, but here is one that I simply love. Also, I submitted one previously (Kate) but it says the page can’t be found. Did I do something wrong? Please let me know if this is the case, as I’m fairly new to wordpress and don’t quite yet have a handle on how everything works. Well, here is the link to my latest. Thank you for getting the poetry wheels spinning once again.

    http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/poetry-and-other-play/

    ~Kate

    • Hi Kate, I am sorry I am not sure why the links are not working I checked the connection internally and I have the right address will check again tonight maybe wordpress is acting weird…also do you want me to add this to the poem or is this a stand alone? πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

      • If it doesn’t “fit” because it’s not about summer, then no, don’t add it. But because it’s about love and it came so naturally, I wanted to share it.

      • of course it is beautiful and I will add it if it came from the prompt πŸ™‚ I just wanted to confirm before I add πŸ™‚

      • I’d say it’s your call. Thank you!!

    • Hi Kate, I read this again and though it is beautiful I think it is more of a personal piece πŸ™‚ I do not know if it will fit with the collaboration theme like you pointed out yourself. So I won’t add that to the collaboration but you can certainly leave a ping back to the piece if you want πŸ™‚ I hope you understand…Also I am so glad you are going back to poetry as I think you are a natural πŸ™‚ ❀

  17. Love the themes, truly inspirational.

    Release reset
    Leased we forget
    Facing the sunset

    Arms swept open
    Sensations awoken
    Breezes in from the ocean

    Vision so golden
    Shimmering unspoken
    Sends loving devotion

    X

  18. Reblogged this on medicinalmeadows and commented:
    Please visit the collaborative writings from the beautiful Forgottenmeadows. This piece of writing is open until the 1st September. I will repost the completed version after that date.

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  20. Summer has been so busy that I haven’t had time to think poetry…..but I love reading everyone’s here! thank you for the inspiration!

  21. It’s such a wonderful idea ….to continue poetry with contribution… πŸ™‚ I would like to contribute next time… πŸ™‚

  22. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:

    And Here is the final result of the summer collaboration! Thank you so much to all those who contributed to make this so beautiful!!! Would appreciate if all would click on original post. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  23. Fantastic Idea and so glad to see you had so many marvelous participators πŸ™‚

  24. This was a wonderful collaboration, lol I wish I could’ve joined….next time πŸ˜€

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