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Summertime Sonnet


By Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky

This is an original work written by my 17yo son. With the end of summer fast approaching (too fast as far as I am concerned), I thought his sonnet was a perfect reminder to slow down and enjoy the last days of the season.

Sipping a glass of lemonade outside

The proud screen-door hinges standing open wide

Porch swing swaying lazily, doing its chore

A couple basks in the season they adore

The summer’s sun sends its sharpened beams

T’wards a boy adrift in hammocking dreams

Green grass grows gauntly throughout the day long

The birds in their trees singing high with song

Buzzing cicadas whine all afternoon

At evening, the moths will search for the moon

Bumble and honey bees dance on the flow’rs

Cumulonimbi will bless them with show’rs

When days pass by long and nights are slept fast

This season, we know, will not always last

This summer; a time of growth and good cheer

Lasts only a fourth of every year

Tara K. E. Brelinsky is a home schooling mother of 8 living children, with 6 more heavenly ones. She works as a freelance writer and speaker. She publishes on her blog, Blessings in Brelinskyville. Her work has also appeared in Shalom Magazine, Seton Magazine, and on Wind & Flame blog, in addition to various online sites. Her talks can be heard on her podcast The Homeschool Educator podcast, as well as in the archives of Radio Maria.

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