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Monday, April 23, 2018

Mr. Sun


I give a smile to Mr. Sun,
With his appearance, Winter’s done,
The green and warmth from him are spun,
As life returns to everyone.

And in his light, with joy, I bask,
Surely, this is all I ask,
To close my eyes and tip my flask,
Forget the snow and Winter tasks.

Ooh. See the sunhat I have brought,
And salves. With burns, I won’t get caught,
I’ll do the things I know I ought,
Cause sun, you know, can be so hot!

So now I’m at the house herein,
Conditioned air that cools my skin,
So tell me why I wear a grin,
When Mr. Sun returns again?

Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we three besought,
To try to make the week begin,
With gentle thoughts--perhaps a grin?
So Jenny and Delores, we,
Now post our poems for you to see.
And when you’ve read what we have brought,
Did we help? Or did we not . . .

Come back next week, it won't be hard,
We three will spend time in the yard.

8 comments:

  1. I’m sitting in the sunshine right now. Yes, the sun is wonderful. And I’ll try not to get burned.

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  2. Ain't it the truth...we wait and wait for the sun and then stay inside.

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  3. LOL!! I'm like that, too . . .

    Wonderfully expressed, Diane! My words would not line up and march properly for me this week, but the topic made me think hard!

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  4. Yay, for sunshine and spring and poetry. I think they all belong together!

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  5. I am decidedly not one of Mr Sun's fans. I like the light, but the sweaty season is not my favourite.

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  6. So beautiful. You're multi-talented, Diane!

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  7. We had our sun disappear this morning, finally and I was so glad to see clouds and rain, but by midday it was sunny and hot again :(
    I'm so tired of being hot and sweaty every time I step outside.
    I do like your poem though.

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  8. What fun! I use to hate summer heat. No I could sit on the deck until I melted, if time allowed!

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