Saturday, February 25, 2017

Summer Scented Night

Jasmine by Albert Joseph Moore
I long for a summer night
with hints of jasmine in bloom
garden of dreams taking flight
love fills the space we consume

with hints of jasmine in bloom
heady scent, I think of you
love fills the space we consume
warm waves, in oceans of blue

heady scent, I think of you
gentle breeze against my back
warm waves in oceans of blue
listening to life's soundtrack

gentle breeze against my back
serenading my foolish heart
listening to life's soundtrack
shadows of yesterday depart

serenading my foolish heart
garden of dreams taking flight
shadows of yesterday depart
I long for a summer night

Sharing with Poets United - Poetry Pantry 342

46 comments:

  1. Life's soundtrack can sure be one to listen to, as it adds to the swooning of two.

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    1. The soundtrack of life, a journey of songs leading one from here to there.

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  2. can't say I miss summer nights :) give me a cold Siberian one any day :)

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    1. I think you handle the cold much better than I. I had a taste of warm weather this week and my mind wandered.

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    2. He is nuts, is what that is, True Blue. Dezzzz, tell her you were joking. Siberian winters aren't good for one's um... blue x-mas balls.

      Don't believe him, True. I once saw him pose in his red Speedos.

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  3. Looks like those summer nights aren't very far away.

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    1. Well, we have to finish up winter, then enjoy the beauty of spring and all its offerings. Summer days are my favorite. Give me a beach and the oceans songs and I will give you a warm smile.

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  4. On your way to Summer wishing you happy Sundays and today

    Much love...

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  5. garden of dreams taking flight... what a pretty sight that would be.

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  6. Ah! This longing and the things that it does to us.
    It's good that the shadows of yesterday are departing. A lovely verse. :-)
    -HA

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    1. have they departed or is it a wish that they depart?

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  7. A classic example of this poetic form. Beautifully chosen words!

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    1. thank you, it can be a tricky form

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  8. We need that longing... especially when the nights are dark and long.

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    1. that we do, especially through dark times, we need to reach towards the sun...

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  9. serenading my foolish heart
    garden of dreams taking flight
    shadows of yesterday depart
    I long for a summer night


    Sigh.. gorgeous..!!❤️

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  10. I adore the pantoum.. the elements of repetition make this a very dreamy read.

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    1. I don't know why I decided on this form, but I am glad it had a dreamy effect.

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  11. So beautiful, and one of my favourite forms.

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    1. Thank you my friend. How are the ocean waves?

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  12. Oh, this is a poem of wistful yearning. I yearn for a summer night too...in the same kind of way!

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    1. Summer is a time of relaxation and warmth. It seems so far away though

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  13. Make it so, True. Give us that summer night.

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    1. If only wishes came true...

      Summer sun something's begun but oh oh the summer nights

      Read more: Grease - Summer Nights Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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    2. I love that movie! I was there when it first came out. I miss those days. I really, really do. Sigh.

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  14. Foolish heart here. Summer is my favorite season (day and night) and jasmine is my second favorite flower. (My wife is #1)

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    1. So you are a lover of summer day and night? I know the scent of jasmine takes you somewhere deep.

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  15. Love the repetition and the rhythm. By the time I got to the last stanza, summer smiled on my face.

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    1. I am glad you were all aglow...

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  16. I, also, long for a summer night. Smiles. Once more, your masterful rhyme is stunning. A beautifully rendered piece.

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    1. Thank you Wendy, for your constant support of my poems. It is much appreciated.

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  17. Truly beautiful!! Gorgeous summer nights! But, I have to admit, I love the winter nights too! Big Hugs!

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    1. A season for everyone. I am just tired of winter right now, I do enjoy the spring as well with all the rebirth happening.

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  18. Who wouldn't long for nights such as you describe?

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    1. Summer could be a season where dreams come true, one never knows..

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  19. love this yearning for a love filling space in a fragrant night...beautiful...

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  20. garden of dreams taking flight
    shadows of yesterday depart
    I long for a summer night

    How one loves to relive the wonderful shared moments of the not too distant past.This invokes lots of sweet memories to everyone, True!

    Hank

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  21. Long summer nights, the things dreams are made of!

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  22. I love the repetition in this. Also, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a fool's heart (that needs serenading).

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  23. A summer night can be among the most romantic of moments...

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  24. Oh, this sounds utterly divine.....and I love, "listening to life's soundtrack"--what a lovely description!

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  25. How come my soundtrack is scratched, True?

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