Rolling meadows stretch into the skyline
 
Treetops glow in myriad shades of green
 
Flowers bloom brightly in the sunshine
 
In rainbow colors; what a perfect scene!
 
But the mercury is rising, an ominous sign
 
Pleasant days will soon be over and unseen
 
Dog days are coming, even if we whine
 
Hot, sultry weather; and lots of sunscreen!
 
...
 
04/26/2017
© F Aparici

The fifth in the series of poems about spring. In this case, the death of spring!

Dog days - the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. It is a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence.

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J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Nice! My favorite season. I'm trying to get on here more. I'm busy building a new business so I haven't had time. I hope to read more of your poetry.

Francis
Francis
over 3 years

Thank you Jenifer. Good luck on your new business.

Nelson D Reyes
over 3 years

Lucky we are, planet earth has two stars rising and setting at the same time during the dog days of summer! Only that we see Sun alone. "Silver Sun" (Robert's) reflecting heat from the other star to earth around this time why we have muggy nights? Hmmm? :-)) Like, thank you Brod. Best time to be lazy at the beach watching all the girls! :-))

Francis
Francis
over 3 years

Thanks for liking Brod. Yes, the beach awaits!

Francis
Francis
over 3 years

BTW I just wrote another spring poem called "A Season of Promise"

Benjamin G. Sangalang
over 3 years

Very nice FA. enjoyed it.

Francis
Francis
over 3 years

Thank you Ben

Francis
Francis
over 3 years

Ben, I just posted my sixth and definitely last poem about spring.

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