Maiden of Summer

Maiden of Summer

A Poem by Swagato Saha

The gold-tinged purple sky now blushes with myriad hues unseen,
She gapes in wondrous awe, and smiles, as dawns the summer morning;
In stark defiance she now beams, her eyes dazzle with desire,
Her grey demureness now kindles, in bold, rhapsodic flares!

She waltzes through lawns, in playful nonchalance,
Through seamless green, she leaves luscious trails,
Of daisies that blush in delicate exuberance,
Sultry climes, sun-soaked skies and a dreamy haze.

With blissful innocence she canters on, her gown a chaotic mess,
Barefoot down infinite fields, long the sun's shadowy maze;
Tripping and tumbling she makes her way whence the grasshopper ardently plays,
There she snuggles in her warm lap, inhaling her exuding incense.

And then she lay, amid the groves, in languid laze,
By the shimmering lake; basking in his glaring gaze,
With weary eyes and pensive sighs, her braid she unfurls,
As the whistling wind gently strokes her crimson cascading curls.

As the seconds stagnate, she reclines, in somber silent solace,
Her slumping shoulders subtly kissed by the scarlet sun's rays,
Sinking into dreary oblivion, and sullen obscurity;
With homesick oscine cries now echoes the bleary thirsty city...

The fragrant woods now snooze 'neath cerulean starlit skies,
Ravens wail, silhouettes slither, the wind breathes solemn sighs.
And as the flickering red dwindles into pristine, unblemished blue,
She closes her eyes with enriched smiles, till tomorrow dawns anew.

© 2021 Swagato Saha

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It's a bit weird, but reading this reminds me of pastels. The soft colors, the innocence that can coincide with them. There's something warm in the way this is told that leaves you with a sense of serenity.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This was little a movie inside my mind's eye. Beautiful expressed glorious words used. Basically poetry to my ears.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Wonderful use of words. The story in the poem brought me in and held me to the last word. I liked how you used the description. Made the story come alive for the reader. Thank you Swagato for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Its beautiful imagery and has a nice cadence. Personally I hate poetry that I have to stop and look up words in order to understand, but otherwise I liked it.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Oh the beauty of nature and being out amongst it under the sun appreciating the beauty the sounds the suns wa embrace to dance sign and be free and start all over again - wonderful images and picture painted here- so free🌹

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Whimsy that leaves the reader speechless with wonder. The first two stanzas just hum, like a summer field at noonday.


Posted 3 Years Ago

I have been in that meadow and watched her, such were your descriptive words.
It was a pleasure to read this wonderful poem and I will always remember how refreshing it made me feel. Thank you so much for sharing this delight. You are a very creative poet.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is an awe inspiring poem. So many details. Very well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on July 30, 2017
Last Updated on August 2, 2021


Swagato Saha
Swagato Saha

Kolkata, India

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