And went out in the freshness of the morning
Smelling the damp grass where the shower passed
The cool newness of the air,
After a warm night.
It's always like this
In the arrival of the long summer days
When we have the endless blue and the
Unexpected warmth of a sun
Which brings dappled light
And throws sharp shadows
On the ground.
This time we have a taste of summer
That brings with it
Another summer remembered
Hot, sunny, burnt lawns
Sultry air suddenly touching my face.
And a hug, given with love.
Summer days, long evenings, stir the depths of all I have lost.
But for dad, I now have a rose
Who has bloomed as gloriously as the ones
He used to grow
And my sunflowers
Are once again making their journey
Towards the sky of blue.
I love their French name
To turn the face to the sun.
Your rose is beautiful today.