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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


It's the first day of summer!

Summer is finally, officially here!

All this talk of camping is legitimate.

I thought to write of all the things the thought of summer conjures up in me--heat, leisure, flowers, gardening, reading books on the deck, drinking ice tea on a summer Saturday afternoon.

(One day I will write of "un-camping." What we who are decidedly not in the camping crowd will do, and just how we intend to spend our summer days, and weekends. But not today.)

And then I thought just how much of my idea of summer is tangled up in my thoughts of colour. Colour infuses my every summer-thought. Of course, the poet had arrived there before me. So here is a lovely summer poem, shared with you in honour of today--the First Day of Summer!

Summer Colours by Fenny Sterenborg
Long curls
lightest blond
like silver and gold
in the saffron sun

Summer dresses
cool white
show lots of skin
golden brown

Painted toenails
fierce red
in summer shoes
walk by

and catch eyes
green and blue
behind black shades
against the gleam

June 20, 2006
©2006 Fenny

Have a wonderful summer!

Posted by Marion


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