Posted in Free Verse Poetry, Inspirational Poems, Nature Poems, Poetry

Summer Simplicity, a poem

I know it may seem strange to post something about summer now. Next week, we are already expecting our first snow. As usual for Colorado, it will go from 90 F to 30 the next day and then ease on back up again. I think I actually look forward to the snow this year (which is definitely not my normal stance) – but it would be nice to look outside and say, “I’m not going out today because it’s too darn cold” instead of the real reason these days.

This summer has been different, there’s no doubt about that. We went from only walking in the evenings when you had less people out to not being able to walk outside at all. We’ve had fires raging in Colorado and the air quality has been affected. I normally have allergies at this time anyway, but the fires have made it a bit more difficult and when I go outdoors, it makes it that much worse. So, walking has been relegated to riding my spin bike or jumping on my trampoline. I am grateful for them, of course, but my, do I miss the outdoors!

Anyway, I wrote this poem back during the summer. I thought I’d share… It is practically the only poem I have written this year aside from the others I have shared here. I know, it may sound strange for some – whose dedication to their art looks quite a bit different.

For me, this can be somewhat natural. I never run out of passions and sometimes it is just impossible to express or experience them all. Some things have to be set aside while others blossom. For me, I sometimes walk in silence – soaking in all the sounds, sights, feelings and experiences. I may seem quiet or not present – but I am alive – breathing in everything. I listen to the stillness. And while some may not know how to be happy here – perhaps here is where I am at my best. When I can, I speak. When I can, I paint across the landscape. And sometimes, I just spend time dreaming of what I will create when the pen in placed in my hand again or when my fingers find themselves around the paintbrush.

Nothing is forever – including the silences. However, I always find my way back – and the passion which pushed me forward before finds comfort in my grip again. Right now, I am enjoying a bit of the silence – I am growing in the shadows – watching, breathing in the scent of possibility – and I am learning more about myself than I ever thought possible. I just wanted you to know that I will not be silent forever – I am just gathering inspiration.


And here’s the poem –

Summer Simplicity

I want to cry

On the shoulder

Of summer’s morning

Lean my head

On the warmth

Of early sun

Take my breaths

Between the lilting song

Of meadowlark

And mourning dove

And sigh upon

Heart-swept swoon

Of gentle breeze.

I slumber quietly

Between the gentle motions

Of terrace swing

My thoughts –

A lovely interlude

Among the



And sounds

Of summer simplicity.

© Sumyanna 2020


Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

11 thoughts on “Summer Simplicity, a poem

  1. It is always good to see your words here. I love this poem and what you wrote before it. I hope all is well with you and the family. Stay safe and I will look forward to your next entry!

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    1. Thank you so very much. I have so missed writing. All is well – we are keeping safe as best as we can. I hope you are your family are doing well also. Have missed you!

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