The lull that follows the solstice
leaves me gasping.
Where have distant woods and fields gone?
Hidden by waving maize stems.


What am I doing here?
Sitting in the sun doing nothing
gazing at heavy green-ness
with eyes dulled by apathy.


Where is the impulsion brought by Spring?
In this mid-season hiatus
soon to slide into brief Autumnal high
before descent to Winter passivity.

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14 Responses to Midsummer

  1. Even Portland, Oregon has had two heat waves. I think that as I get older, I do not adapt well to weather extremes. I love your seasonal descriptions in this, Viv.

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  2. restlessjo says:

    It’s fine to sit and stare when you’ve been travelling. 🙂 Looks like a deluge heading your way 😦 I’m heading up to Bellingham today, which I will enjoy irrespective of weather.


  3. Other than the odd sunny day, summer seems to be passing us by.

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  4. Love energy and “impulse” of Spring contrasted with Autumn’s lethargy, Viv. I have missed reading your poetry and am glad to be back for a time! A winning triptych here… Amy


  5. Luanne says:

    Summer can be a strange beast. Beautiful.

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  6. tialys says:

    Don’t say that Viv! I’m just settling into summer.

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  7. claudia says:

    midsummer – so hot over here those last weeks… hard to breathe at times and def. gnawing at the substance a bit.. yet autumn so close already.. i’m not yet ready

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