Deep Summer Afternoon (sonnet)

Now midday sun becomes at last too bright,
Grows gardens and this longing for the night.
While you must wander for some further hours,
I wait and watch as bumbles tend the flowers.
This afternoon, even the sparrows must
Choose shady gardens for their baths in dust;
Water I’ve replenished twice today
Grows too hot for them to bathe and play.
So sparrows and I both must seek the trees,
Find in outstretched branches breath of breeze,
Love the touch, the gentle stroke of leaves,
Watch from far the sunny play of bees.
Until you come back home and chase the sun
Beyond the trees and lovely night is come.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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