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A Trip Around the Sun

At winter solstice with Capricorn close
The sun is hidden on the northernmost
It's a time to rest and a time to reflect
It's a gift received when we reconnect

Vernal equinox, when night matches day
Flowers bloom for insects to play
All seems right as we smell the fresh air
New growth all around, we even see deer

Summer solstice at the Cancer ring
Long days are hot or so it seems
Fun and play are at the top of the list
Staying like this is everyone's wish

Leaves start falling at Autumnal equinox
People still out playing and taking walks
The colors are best this time of year
We think of our trip around sun's sphere
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Written on July 01, 2018

Submitted by baways on March 19, 2023

Modified on April 13, 2023

37 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 623
Words 121
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Barry W Smith

I'm a Christian, husband, father and Bepa to one granddaughter. I live in the panhandle of Texas. more…

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  • VandhukK33
    Wonderful to the spirit.
    LikeReply2 months ago
    • baways
      Thank you.
      LikeReply16 days ago
  • Teril
    Thank you for these descriptions, full of life, decline, and balance. Your poem is an invitation. I look outside my own window- it is the beginning of Spring.
    LikeReply2 months ago


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