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Summer Comes Rushing Poem: Poetry Friday

Had a conversation with a child once who informed me there were four seasons.
Please tell their names I asked. 'Okay' she said. 'Summer, Awesome, Winter, Spring.'

She was closer to the truth than she realised, for  the seasons are quite awesome, each in their own way, having fascinated poets, forever.

It is Summer in Australia right now and this poem is my ode to the warm season. Although, there is a touch of irony about me writing this with the sound of steady rain outside my study window this morning as I write...


Summer Comes Rushing

Summer comes rushing towards me
Wearing sneakers and sunglasses,
Smiling,
While smelling of sunscreen and salt water.
It dances on the shoreline
barefoot, joyful
While licking an ice-cream
And humming, The Boys of Summer.
It carries under its arm
Sunsets the colour of ripened
nectarines.
Cicadas sing as it glides by
And the saphirine sea
Sparkles.

Summertime
Shimmer time
Summer shine


Alan j Wright


Some of my summer scenes










Poetry Friday- The Manifesto of Alvin j Riot

I invited my alter-ego, Alvin j Riot to share his view of the world and what he most valued, as we embark upon a brand new year. It's amazing how similar his view of worldly matters is to mine...

The Manifesto of Alvin j Riot

Be prepared to explore the outer limits of your own potential
Discard your socks if your toe pokes through
Always wear comfortable underwear
Go fishing just to be alone with your thoughts
-If you catch a fish consider it an added bonus
Chip away at your ignorance -read
If the sign says fast food think about it slowly
Never meditate in the middle of the road
Embrace simple pleasures
Take time to listen to music every day
Stop feeling guilty if your favourite ice cream flavor is vanilla
Hold hands
Wherever you are- be there!
Try to find a job that brings you satisfaction
Make certain the person you marry is your best friend
Avoid conservatives. They are the beige people.
Don’t throw bricks straight up
Sleep in a comfortable bed
Appreciate your pillow
Sand between your toes is okay.…