Happy Summertime Sunday

Here’s a poem for you to enjoy on this summertime Sunday, my Gentle Readers.  I hope you have a lovely day!

The Summer Sun Shone Round Me

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The summer sun shone round me,

The folded valley lay

In a stream of sun and odour,

That sultry summer day.

The tall trees stood in the sunlight

As still as still could be,

But the deep grass sighed and rustled

And bowed and beckoned me.

The deep grass moved and whispered

And bowed and brushed my face,

It whispered in the sunshine:

“The winter comes apace.”

Happy Sunday

22 thoughts on “Happy Summertime Sunday

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Thanks Jenn,
      That sky is one reason I really love living in Nebraska . . . such gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!

  1. Shawn

    Lovely poem. When I see a poem like that I think of my youngest. He was a rough and tumble boy and did not enjoy the learning process. He learned best doing action I remember when he learned his times tables we had to play catch and he would say them out loud to me as we played. When he was quiet there was usually a book in front of him and it was usually a book of poems.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      That’s wonderful. I love poetry, and Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorites. His poetry is so easy to love.

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Francene, I know, I quite agree. The thought of winter really hasn’t crossed my mind, as I’ve been very preoccupied with the delights (and the work!) of summer. But it’ll come eventually . . . . 🙁

  2. KLee Banks

    Happy Sunday, my blogging friend! 🙂

    I’m reflecting on the 2-year anniversary of my Mom’s home-going and this poem reminds me of how peaceful it was for her, as she passed in her sleep, after being surrounded by family and friends at home under hospice care (WONDERFUL people!) for about a week. Thank you for sharing!

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I am still blessed to have both parents living close by, and I have the privilege of seeing them often. Bless you as you miss your dear mum.

  3. Debbie

    Lovely poem and photo. It takes me back to the days as I child when I use to lay in the grass with friends with not a care in the world and watch and describe the clouds that went by. Young or old, we should always take the time to take a moment out of the day to enjoy the many elements of summer 🙂

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      I SO AGREE! We do get so caught up in the busy-ness of our lives and sometimes it’s just a relief to be reminded to slow down and drink in the day.

  4. The Great Gordino

    Very evocative Amy!
    It’s been lovely here – hottest day of the year, and Andy Murray won Wimbledon, the first British man for 77 years!
    So, all in all, a very good dya, with that lovely summer evening still to kick in!
    Hope all well on your side,

    1. dramamamafive Post author

      Hey Gordo,
      It’s a lovely day here, too–hot, but breezy and sunny and summery. Really no thoughts of winter yet! 🙂 We worshipped with our church body, ate out, bought a few groceries, and then came home to do a little yard work and take a Sunday afternoon nap! It’s ALL GOOD! Have a good one, my friend!

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