Summer Love

d’Verse – Tuesday Poetics: Summer Starter

under the summer roses
fallen petals wilt from
tender pink to brittle brown
forgotten as their beauty fades –
will our summer romance

Walt is hosting a summer party at the pub and has given us some super examples of summer poetry, challenging us to take a line, phrase, or word and create something new.
I chose the line “under the summer roses” from “Under The Harvest Moon” by Carl Sandburg

9 thoughts on “Summer Love

  1. Firstly, Sandburg is such a wonderful choice! His North Carolina home is one of my favorite spots in the world. Secondly, what you did with that line is simply enchanting! The soft sounds in the first three lines (fallen, from, brown) lull us into complacency and then the climactic question yanks us back to the reality of doubt. Marvelous!


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