(Un)Ode to the Sun

Published by Lydia Richmond on

It’s summer time. Summer is always a good time to slow down, write some poetry, and wax rhapsodic. Here’s my stab at a little summer time poetry:

(Un) Odeto theSun

In the dog days of summer
when my kids are tired, sweaty, whining, crying
you smile at me from above.
I hear you laughing.

“Enjoy this beautiful day,” you whisper.
“I’ll be back tomorrow.”

I find myself crossing my fingers for clouds.
Maybe a little rain.
A thunderstorm or two.

That way, I can say,
“Oops, sorry. We can’t go outside today.”

But still you return.

Because of you, there are thousands of extra steps:
sunscreen that’s too thick
hats no one wants to wear
pools with splashing kids
sunglasses that don’t fit.

Yet they love you.
They search for you.
They yearn for you.

“But the sun is shining!”

“It’s a beautiful day.”

I see what you’ve done there,
siren of the sky.

Now go check out these blogs and their take on “Sun” for a summer poem:
Karen of Baking In A Tornado
Dawn of Spatulas On Parade
Jules of The Bergham Chronciles
Candice of Measurements of Merriment


Candice · June 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

Great poem. Sometimes it is just easier to say “Stay inside” to avoid all the extra steps. But they sure do love being out there, don’t they? 😉 We’ve been having some rainy overcasty days, looking forward to the sun’s arrival so we can visit all the biergartens here in Germany. Have an awesome weekend!

Karen @BakingInATornado · June 8, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Your poem and mine are yin and yang! Send some of that sunshine my way!

Jules B. · June 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I love your poem. I get it. Some days, inside is just easier. So much easier. Great poem!!

Spatulas On Parade - Dawn · June 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Great job. We have had our share of rain but the sun has been blazing today.

Summer Lovin' - Cluttered Genius · July 13, 2016 at 10:01 am

[…] Please, God, just take them outside. I have work to do, anyway. Plus, it’s hot. I hate the hot. […]

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