Just for a Day #16

Summer came to visit,

just for a day

She shoved Spring

out of the way.

 Summer came to visit,

 just for a day

  Bright Sunshine and  Warm Wind

   kept her company.

  Summer came to visit,

 just for a day

          Bikes pedaled down the trail,

        Yards shed their winter look

        Just for a day

       Summer came to visit.



24 thoughts on “Just for a Day #16

  1. Paul says:

    It has been snowing like crazy for three days up here in Western Canuckistan. Winter’s come to visit, and he’s that uncomfortable house guest that hasn’t noticed the party’s over and the lights are on! 🙂

    I agree with others here — you use repetition nicely to create a strong rhythmic element that binds the piece together through momentum. Nice!

  2. I envision you sitting – maybe on a porch? or a deck? – watching everyone else enjoy spring, and describe the way they embraced it for a day. I hope you got out and enjoyed it, too!

  3. Terje says:

    Summer came to visit. She will come again. Two spring poems (Michelle wrote one too) a day gives me spring feeling. I think I remeber what spring looks, sounds, and smells like.

  4. Phillip says:

    Poetry must come more easily when you have summer visit for a day in spring–. We are still waiting for a January thaw.

  5. I love the repetition of the line. It reminds me of how much I love the transition from winter to spring and those days when “Spring comes to visit, just for a day.” I enjoyed how you captured that feeling so well.

  6. b says:

    Just for a day captures the sporadic midwestern seasonal transitions perfectly. We had summer last Sunday…just for a day…long enough for convertibles, and flip-flops, before the snow pushed her out post haste. 🙂 Love the personification. I see Summer looking like Glenda, the good witch on ‘Wizard of Oz.’ 🙂

  7. Tam says:

    “Just for a day” says it all about this time of year. We’re playing hide-and-seek with just spring. Thanks for reminding me this will happed for us in Northern Indiana!

  8. margaretsmn says:

    I like the repetition in your poem. If summer came to visit here, I would kick her out. I prefer spring because I can actually sit outside without breaking a sweat.

  9. I enjoyed the repetition of “just for the day.” I just wish spring would arrive where I live — oh, but you had me wishing for summer. The lines you used to capture the signs that summer came for a day were powerful. Let’s hope she stays soon!

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