I Know It’s Almost Summer #PoetryFriday

It’s Poetry Friday and Michelle Kogan is our hostess this week for the poetry roundup on her blog. Perhaps you’ll join us? She’s featuring our Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, this week. I’m hooked on her podcast The Slowdown. Are you?

At the end of March, during the Slice of Life Challenge, Lynne Dorfman shared a poem inspired by Eileen Spinelli’s I Know It’s Autumn. You may read her poem, A Summer Counting Poem here. I tucked Lynne’s post away for a rainy writing day, and it has now inspired me to write my own I Know It’s Almost Summer poem, now that I have 10 more days of school left.

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I know it’s almost summer
because robins greet us each morning at dawn
and light lingers longer each day
I know it’s almost summer
because I am restless
mountains and oceans beckon me
I know it’s almost summer
because books wait patiently to be read
and my writing notebook lays open ready to capture my thoughts
I know it’s almost summer
because porch rockers wait patiently for our return
at the end of the day

My poem is most definitely a draft and I look forward to playing around with it, now that it’s almost summer.

Thanks for hosting this week, Michelle. Bring on the poetry!











11 thoughts on “I Know It’s Almost Summer #PoetryFriday

  1. Wonderful to write from that poem, Christie. I love thinking of those porch rockers waiting patiently. Wow, you have a long school year! Best wishes for these final days!


  2. Nice! We are out already. Hope your last few days go well and summer is all you’ve dreamed. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com


  3. Robins in the morning, cheeping from their nest perhaps? I am already in my second week of summer. My to-do list is not getting shorter. I always wonder how I have time to work.


  4. Hooray for summer! I love trading in my alarm clock for birdsong. Your poem is exactly right: books to read, poems to write, mountains to explore. Hope the end of your year goes smoothly!


  5. Yikes! Ten more days?!? Peace (and stamina) be with you! We were kind of on the same page with our poems, but mine is a Summer is HERE poem!!


  6. Your poem made me envision an “Instructions for a porch rocker” poem a la Michelle’s challenge from last month. Hope the last ten days go smoothly!


  7. Oh, I love this! I may have to draft a version too. I am restless….wondering if I will accomplish all I hope to.


  8. Here is Canada we have three more weeks of teaching ahead of us. I would have to add that
    I know it’s almost summer
    because I am exhausted all the time.


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