Pausing seems to be a theme for me this summer and pausing gives me time to ponder. These days when I ponder I am drawn to look within, I reflect on the vision I have for my life, I reflect on the importance of self-care, and I smile as I reflect on all the blessings of life.
In this midst of my pausing and pondering an “Ode to Summer” has emerged.
As Summer builds, I slow down…
A smile grows to replace a frown.
I sit and I breathe deeply…
I pause and take the time to ponder,
I close my eyes and I start to wonder…..
At times the heat, it gets to me…
Until I remember to just smile and be.
I sit and I sip slowly…
I look within, I see a light,
It’s always there shining bright…..
I look and see the sea turn wild,
With eyes wide open just like a child.
I sit and I smile broadly…
The thunder rolls, lightning does crash,
In pours the rain with forceful splash…..
As evening falls, cicadas sing,
Another special Summer “thing”.
I sit and I sigh deeply…
The season is Summer, the time is NOW,
My heart full of gratitude, I take a deep bow…..
Do you have an Ode to Summer (or any other season) that you’d like to share?