Cool Summer Eve

Cool Summer Evening
The heat of the day
is only a lingering memory
And magic is in the air
in the mockingbird’s song and the crow’s cry
in the scent of the earth
cut grass and dark soil
rising up on a shy breeze
There’s magic in the distant sounds
barking dogs and bells and faded voices
The freight train stealing it’s way through town
Grinding truck gears, distant traffic hum
Basic key of sound
that carries countless stories
Time-motion alchemy
The cool summer evening
plays with your senses
Brings you to places you
never could have touched in this life
Taps into those stories
like a song your soul hums
You don’t need to know the words
An evening like this brings you back
to a childhood you can remember
where mystery hides around every bend
And when that great blazing ball
begins to disappear behind the horizon
this world is even more amazing
Shrouded with the unknown
Brings you back
to when you were a little older
but still overflowing with the nectar of youth
and thinking that to be free
you had to keep moving
Like souls turned loose in forbidden nights
Feeling wild love, all ready to give
Ready to experience everything
Weaving through untamed streets
where each new turn is fresh and sparkling
Each new moment unaccounted for
Rolling on under the stars
through valleys dark and rich with silent life
or across the desert floor
beneath protective twilight
Sleeping out along the highway
wide open and unsuspecting
or in the plush open hills, amidst night stirrings
Sleeping in the fields, amidst corn stalks and crickets
In rustic forgotten backyards
canopied with bamboo and willow trees
Like floating on water, floating, drifting
while souls float upward
toward the keeper of dreams
Walking all love-scorned into the
blind curve of the earth
Walking a stubborn hard path, but it’s yours
and no one can take the night from you
with its strange lights and deep pockets of surprise
These are a few of the sensations
that a cool summer’s evening
will impress upon your soul
Little bits of intoxicating yet ever-fleeting moments
The invisible strands of a heart’s fabric
which all weave so perfectly
into this state of existence called now

 

 

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About Unsungpoet

Life-long poet, numerologist, author of other previously unpublished works :)
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6 Responses to Cool Summer Eve

  1. geezergirl1 says:

    I love this Judith. many sensations, and visuals. i like when my sense of smell is stimulated in a piece of writing. I could smell it too. Certainly more than a cool summer evening for me. Kinda whenever I give to nostalgia or let life float over me in the yesterdays willing myself back into the now. I’m gonna ‘Facebook’ for my peeps to read. Summer is gone here and the delights of fall’s spice are all over the land now. Harvest time… peace to you

    • unsungpoet says:

      Thanks very much for your awesome comments. I can totally relate to what you say about nostalgia and the sense of smell! Thanks, also, for sharing it with your “peeps”.

  2. Beautifully done. “time motion alchemy”…such lovely descriptions of life 🙂

  3. tshauambea says:

    I love it and the photography here is so beautiful. My favourite part of the poem is :

    “Each new moment unaccounted for
    Rolling on under the stars
    through valleys dark and rich with silent life
    or across the desert floor
    beneath protective twilight
    Sleeping out along the highway
    wide open and unsuspecting
    or in the plush open hills, amidst night stirrings
    Sleeping in the fields, amidst corn stalks and crickets
    In rustic forgotten backyards
    canopied with bamboo and willow trees
    Like floating on water, floating, drifting
    while souls float upward
    toward the keeper of dreams”

    Allow me to say this again, the fact that youre an unsung poet is an injustice to the world.

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