Summer of the Innocent
I walked today and went for miles
Cultivation that calls to be routine.
It is early morning as we circle the sun.
Roosters announce its rising and
Other creatures follow suit.
Cows amble to the field.
Housewives steep their pots of tea.
There is satisfaction in the day,
Even though it is just beginning.
Labor is plenty, pantries will soon be
Full to overflowing.
There will be no need for scrimping.
Earth is sharing what is
But what She gives,
She does so with consistent pleasure.
I greet the day with all the life and
Verve that is allowed one person.
My future waits.
Earlene Grey, nom de plume for Susan Patterson
Audio and Author Comment-
My good friend, Maria, told me that this poem brought memories of her childhood. How cool is that! I am posting this poem for Maria and all of those who appreciate and remember the rural approach to life.
There is imagery in the verse, but there is also a question. In the last stanza, the narrator greets the day. Then she comments that her future waits. Is it that she is living in the moment, and her future must wait until the beautiful summer is over? Or, is it that her future is out there waiting any time for her to accept it, whenever she is ready? Does it matter? skp
Tom and Irma Is Back in Stock!
Here is Susan at the Molalla Apple Festival selling one of her books, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950's. The book talks about growing up in a small town in the 1950's in America. This little collection of vignettes has proven quite popular from Russia to Australia and the many places in between.
If you would like to purchase your copy of this book for just $10, click here. http://www.earlenegrey.com/tom-and-irma--chronicles-of-the-1950s.html