Summer’s Darling

It’s June today,
so summer’s darling
smile me miles on sunbeams
stun my softly on your wings;
come, darling  bloom
for me in blue
forget what darkness brings 
and slip me scores of skin
so we may sleep 
in ceaseless bliss 
of summer’s  sun.

Flaming June by Frederic Leighton

Today the word for the Quadrille is skip. Join us at dVerse and write poetry with Linda in 44 words.

June 1, 2020

29 responses to “Summer’s Darling

  1. I thought the word was slip? And June ‘slipped you scores of skin’ – such an evocative line that but so too:
    “so summer’s darling
    smile me miles on sunbeams”

  2. I love the image you chose to illustrate this wonderfully summery quadrille, Björn, and the ambiguous title: it could be summer is darling, which it is at the moment, before it gets too hot, or the darling of summer. I like the way you set your poem in the now with ‘It’s June today’ and the internal rhyme of ‘smile me miles’, so cheerful, and the ‘ooh’ sounds of ‘bloom for me in blue’.

  3. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Bjorn! 😀 I love “come, darling bloom
    for me in blue forget what darkness brings and slip me scores of skin.” Woww!! 💝💝

  4. A lovely romantic interlude with beautiful accompanying art, Bjorn. Thank you for momentarily taking my mind away from the unrest that is ravishing our cities, mine included.

  5. kaykuala

    so we may sleep
    in ceaseless bliss
    of summer’s sun.

    How we can look forward to the rewarding mood of the summer’s sun in some days! It’s a matter of wishing and being thankful for a good life, so they say!

    Hank

  6. This is all I ask of summer right now, that is all, not too much I think, just all the love and softness I could drink.
    Love this Bjorn!

  7. All the delicious assonance of a summer day. May it be long and luscious after such a dark winter. So liked the shifting sounds in: ‘smile me miles on sunbeams…’

  8. “forget what darkness brings
    and slip me scores of skin
    so we may sleep
    in ceaseless bliss ”

    This. I love these lines. And this you used the somnolent “Flaming June” as the image for it.

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