The Three Daughters of Summer

The Three Daughters of Summer

A Poem by Leigh Green

 

Three daughters of summer stand strong
Like tall unshadowed pillars of hard stone
Against the impatient rushing of seasons
The arms of Spring reach into May
With stretching budding tendrils
While the leafy twines of Autumn 
Stretch back into Augusts windy days
Does that leave much in between?

June comes first without introduction
With the first moments of warmth so bright
She is the fairest and youngest of them
And I could not welcome her more
The pleasant days that she brings
Playing with gentle ripples of breeze
Her sunlight hair dancing in the trees
But was she really here at all?

Then July her serious older sister
Right in the middle of the passing year
At the height of summer long
She brings an inescapable heat
The clouds are only futile attempts
Nothing more, faint wispy and white
The merest of impressions
Brush strokes of a drying palette

Finally August the most uncertain
She is sad by the first of the leaves
That are turning colour ready to fall
Keeping Septembers zephyrs at bay
Becomes harder every day it seems
The world has turned against her
No more girls basking in the Sun
The unstoppable heat in them

And later in an English Winter fire
My mind will so naturally return
To the happy thoughts of you three
Dancing around my garden green
A day here and there that was
Such a dazzling example of you
How I long for your return
To warm my aching bones


© 2013 Leigh Green



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Three daughters of summer- your ideas simply gobsmack me. The way you described the beauty of the three months actually made me like summer, which i dont like usualy since i come from a country that has got really scorching summers. Well done Leigh:-):-):-D.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thank you, yes summers are very inconsistent / not present in the UK recently



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I enjoyed this poem. It is outstanding. You described the change of season with skill and beauty. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is full of stimulating wisdom and craft ....

Posted 3 Years Ago


Leigh Green

2 Years Ago

Sorry for the late response, but thank you all the same
I just loved this poem. Vivid imagery at its best. It warmed and chilled me all at the right moments!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

3 Years Ago

Oh good, thats nice to hear
This is a wonderful personification of Summer. It seems that you have added three more goddesses to the Greek Pantheon June, July, and August. You have perfectly differentiated each from the others. Zeus now has three more daughters. That Norwegian god, Thor, has been dating July where I live bringing thunderstorms.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thor and his thunder hammer, I have forgotten which God threw the bolts of lightning.
Marie

4 Years Ago

That would be Zeus...
Leigh Green

3 Years Ago

Thank you of course
leigh? i wanna be like u when i grow up. ^_^
this piece would make anyone yearn for summer! It's descriptive nature, imagery and heck yeah the personification, totally trip me. Merci!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

I appreciate very much your reviews thanks
that is such a creative and original idea - the three daughters of summer, simply brilliant. I loved how you described every single one of them and gave them their own character.
Enjoyed it a lot :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much
annabellee

4 Years Ago

you're most welcome :)
This is fabulous! Thoroughly enjoyed the imagery and metaphor. A warm thought to keep readers smiling through the summer heat, and then again in winter's chilling grasp.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Wonderful unique read...really enjoyed :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Good :-)
brilliant metaphor! in recent years we have had less in the way of seasonal change, due to global warming. here in Carolina we go straight from winter to summer and back to winter....it seems the sister's family is expanding. you lovely poem is a gentle reminder of the way things used to be. well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

I am a tradionalist
quinfinn

4 Years Ago

and aptly so! well done...
This Leigh has to be the deepest of your poems I have ever read. It is simp-le in concept but deep in feeling and description. I wish summer was still like this!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Appreciated and agreed

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