Farewell To Summer
Farewell to summer's azure sky,
Rays of lustrous sunlight,
Fluffy, white clouds floating by,
The scintillating stars at night.
Farewell to Summer's sandy shore,
The pinnacle of the shade trees,
The clear, rushing water of a creek,
The rolling waves of the surging seas.
Farewell to Summer's whispery rain,
Intermittent breezes that come and go,
Many birds in regularly recurring song,
Nocturnal beetles with bodies aglow.
Farewell to Summer's multiple activities,
Reunions, vacations, entertainment and more,
Summer delighted us with blessings like these -
Memorable thoughts of Summer days to store.
Joseph T. Renaldi