Summer with you

Winter stayed and wept
wearing an oversized jersey,
frayed, unkept.
It mourned for all I lost,
the innocence of youth,
all it cost.
It nearly kept spring at bay,
I had to threaten:
“go now, you cannot stay.”
Spring arrived dressed in blue,
all smiles and jokes
and then I knew:
Summer could be coaxed to stay,
it just needed a reason,
a way.
And before I knew,
there was one:

Copyright Hiraeth 2015
PAD Challenge 2015 Day 11:
For today’s prompt, write a seasonal poem. This should be a snap for haiku poets; after all, inserting seasonal words is a rule for the form. However, you don’t have to write haiku to write a poem that references or happens in one of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Pick a season or include them all.


Then there was you

Then there was you,
You with your ragged smile
And sun and surf and youth
You with your live in the moment
All there is is now:
You let me in, you carved a home
Of love and earth and sky
Of summer skin and nights within
A home beneath the stars.
Then there was you,
You with your ocean eyes
And wind and waves and dare
You have my heart,
My truth in this:
Of love and earth and sky
Your childlike faith,
Your morning kiss of
All there is is this;
All that matters is here;
All I want is now with you
Of love and earth and sky
Forever blessed,
I turn to rest, grateful that
There was you.

Copyright © 2014 by Hiraeth