Magical Moment Mondays: Summertime

Couple Running Through Garden SprinklerAlthough the weather has been back-and-forth in temperature lately and officially summer doesn’t begin until June 21st, summertime is upon us! And that means it is time to slow down, time to relax poolside or beachside if you are lucky. I find that I read a lot more during summertime because often I want to sit and do nothing physical. And yet at the same time, I love swimming and hiking and other physical activities in summertime too. And don’t forget BBQ-ing. I love summertime because of all the cooking and eating that happens outside. Yes, summertime brings out the child-side of me. I want to run around under a sprinkler and dance with joy! I want to go camping! Hurray for summertime!

To the Returned Girls
By Franklin Pierce Adams

Will you read my little pome,
O you girls returnèd home
From a summertime of sport
At the Jolliest Resort,
From a Heated Term of joys
Far from urban dust and noise?

You I speak to in this rhyme,
You have had a Glorious Time
Swimming, golfing, bridging, dancing,
Riding, tennising, romancing,
On the springboard, on the raft—
You’ve been often photographed.

At the place you have forsaken,
You have had some pictures taken,
Pictures taken of you dancing,
Riding, tennising, romancing,
Swimming, golfing, and reclining;
Snacking, luncheoning, and dining.

Cometh now my brief advice;
Ladies, be ye ne’er so nice,
Be ye ne’er so fascinating,
Luring, drawing, captivating,
If with interest you’d imbue us,
Do not show those pictures to us!

Snapshots of the links and lawn
Cause in many of us a yawn;
(As for me myself, why, I’m
Glad to see ’em any time)
But—I give it to you square—
Lots of people do not care.

XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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