Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Today



Fields of wildflowers
still in abundance,
summer time temps
still dominate the days.

My minds eye
is floating on the lake,
quieting the demands
of daily life.

Red, ripe tomatoes
cling to the vine,
sun flowers rise
to greet the sun.

Alas, night time
pushes summer away
bringing with it
autumn temps.

A nip to the air,
leaves beginning
their early descent
to earth.

Reminders
that fall is coming.
I love the 
autumnal months.

But I am not ready
to let go
of the relaxed
days of summer.

But today won't 
last forever,
so I will cling
to it and cherish it...

For the gift it is.

30 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

So beautiful Jill. And you have such a gift with words. Hope your Tuesday is a good one. xo

The Jones Family said...

I love this poem. You are very talented! Enjoy your week!

Lynne said...

Loved your photo and your words . . . Talent!

andy said...

Love it how true is that! !! Have a great day and enjoy these last days of summer

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful- your poetry flows right out of the photo.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful Jill! I hope that yesterday went well.

Beth said...

Beautiful!! Photo and words!

Madi and Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! and we too are very ready for cooler temps of August and the lovely colors of the fall leaves against the beautiful blue skies.
Hugs Madi and Mom

TexWisGirl said...

that is really beautiful, jill. :)

Debbie said...

i felt so connected with these beautiful words jill.

you have a gift!!

love & hugs to all of you!!

Lottie said...

Beautiful! Today won't last forever! I better get busy this morning making it a great day! Thank you for your post today!

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Ahhh! So, so beautiful!

Renae said...

Thanks Jill for your nice comment about my little [old] picture. Mom is in the picture too but on the other side of the group. It is a pic of my gramma's family at her 80th birthday party. My grandma is right behind Mary. I loved my Grandma! She lived right next door and was like another mother to me until her death when I was 13. :'( Have a super day!

Renae said...

doh!

I loved your poem. You have a great talent. You should publish your works.

Ellie said...

Love this Jill, your picture and your words. You have a real talent there :)))

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful picture and lovely words! :)
Enjoy your day!

Dianna said...

Beautiful expressed, Jill! The end of summer is bittersweet!

Bonnie said...

How lovely! I must admit though....I am so ready for summer to end.

nanny said...

Good Job Jill.....I loved it.

I just live for summertime. This one has been rough though. The recent cool nights and mornings have been so pleasant but I get sad to think summer is almost over.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I concur - you are great with the words - a poet. sandie

JT said...

Delightful! Easy breezy thoughts for this time of year.

Michaele said...

Very true and well written : )

Maple Lane said...

Just beautiful, Jill.

Mary said...

I like that... so I will cling
to it and cherish it...Love summer days.

Rohrerbot said...

Jill that is one hot shot!!! Gorgeous them wildflowers:)

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely words. Alas, summer is nearing its end. But autumn is beautiful too. :)

Ida said...

Lovely poetry. I love Fall so it won't be to bad to see summer come to an end.

Ida said...

Lovely poetry. I love Fall so it won't be to bad to see summer come to an end.

Ida said...

Lovely poetry. I love Fall so it won't be to bad to see summer come to an end.

Kathy said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful photo!