I don’t want to write poetry today
It’s summer
We get only two months outdoors
Letters are for indoors
There will be plenty of time for poetry
Plenty of time for lamp-light reading,
Summer has my mind quiet
It’s all action in summer
And a mellowed-out placid in the heat
I don’t want to think
And I don’t want to write poetry when I’m not thinking
Winter is for thinking and writing and reading
We have so long winters

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 00:05:47

    Ooh, I love this and the differences between summer and winter in terms of living and writing. Ironically, I do get more inspired in the winter than in the summer so I can definitely share your thoughts there. Summer is the time to relax and have fun. 🙂 While poetry is fun, it can get a bit hard at times, emotionally, at least from my experience. Beautifully written, David.



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