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Friday, July 11, 2014

Summertime

Staying inside
where it's nice and cool
or hanging out
at the swimming pool.

Lying in the hammock
with a book to read,
it's summertime,
this is all I need.

    

     What is your favorite thing to during the summer.  Do you go camping, fishing or jet skiing?
Do you eat corn on the cob or watermelon? Can you write a poem about what you like to do in summertime?  Have fun writing. 

Linda Kulp over at Write Time is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup today. You can mosey on over there for more children's poetry fun.  Thank you, Linda, for hosting us today. 

14 comments:

  1. Ah, I would like some of all of these this summer. So far, all I've gotten is the a/c, which I do appreciate (though little time to relax in it). I'm putting swimming pool and hammock time on my must-do-this-summer list. Thanks, Joy!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Laura. Hope you can find time to read in a hammock. Summer can be...a great time for lots of fun.

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  2. We're off to the beach next week, Joy, but summertime joy to me is hanging out without a deadline, playing, playing in the garden, sitting outside & reading. I like your brief description of 'all you need'!

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    1. Oh, I wish I was coming to the beach with you. thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Oh, this does sound nice! I love short poems, and this is a fantastic one!

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    1. Thank you. I like short poems too.

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  4. Joy, you captured the essence of summer: doing what makes you happy and relaxed. Love this short poem. Would you consider paiting this with a photo and joining http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/06/connected-educators-together-we-are-one.html ?

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    1. Carol, Thanks for pointing me in the direction of your blog. I'll see if I can find a picture that fits the poem or draw one of my own.

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  5. Joy, this is a delightful short poem capturing the essence of summer: doing what makes you relax. Consider joining http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/06/connected-educators-together-we-are-one.html

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    1. You might want to see my postcard at Jone Mac's blog http:www.maclibrary.wordpress.com

      I found this little feather
      and I'm sending it to you
      to place beneath your pilow
      to make your dreams come true.

      Happy Summering

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  6. You picked all my favorites!

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  7. Ah, I feel so relaxed reading your poem. It is a truly summery poem. I like to find a shady, quiet spot and read.

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  8. Ahhh - this poem makes me sigh. We've managed a couple of day trips to the beach. (I LOVE that it's only 20 minutes away now!)
    Summertime hugs from this side of the country... :0)

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  9. Thank you, dear Robyn. We really need to meet together again, just so I can get one of your great hugs.

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