Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

A Summer Place

Waves caress the shore, gentle but unrelenting.

An American flag, steered by the breeze, sounds a soft crack in protest,
Eventual submission inevitable

A front porch swing, too, is encouraged by the wind,
Its creaky cadence crying out for appreciation.

The wind find me.

Existing in a world with the wind alone, it barely touches me.
My head floats back in response.

Vulnerable, the wind doesn't take advantage.
My hair, singularly manipulated, savors the attentive embrace.

Then, gone.

Swift in coming, swift in going,
It was gone.

The vibration of locusts, a lawn mower's steady hum;
Smells of a nearby grill, fresh-cut grass, moisture off the lake;
All incite vivid memories of summers past.

Sounds and smells of summer, carried by the wind
Seem to know I need them to feel complete.
Font size:
 

Submitted on May 01, 2011

40 sec read
1 View

Discuss this hillary4938 poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "A Summer Place" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/64904/a-summer-place>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    hillary4938

    »

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Which of these poets did not use capital letters in his works?
    • A. Sylvia Plath
    • B. Robert Browning
    • C. Robert Frost
    • D. E.E. Cummings

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »