Summer Seaside

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Summer Seaside

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I squint at memories

 burning rays of summer’s sun

reflecting off sand and water

the beach too hot for a barefoot run

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Now our days have shortened

tea candles flicker and sway

shivering feebly at unwelcome drafts

no longer a seaside on a summer day

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The same wind once welcomed

is now considered a wintry foe

shoulders ache as grasses bend

when easterly winds begin to blow

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Closing my eyes I hear playful gulls

and yesterday’s holiday voices

I admire bleached bones of trees

tossed ashore when a storm rejoices

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And so I realize the seasons

all must have their turn to play

for they’ve each painted a portion

of a seaside on a summer’s day

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Wendy/2013

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This lovely beach was such a treat to visit last summer.

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It is not open to the public;

however, a friend, who has permission to visit it,

invited me along.

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What bliss to take pictures

 with someone else who also enjoys photography!

I hope you felt the summer breeze

as you visited along with me.

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Summer Seaside Blessings ~ Wendy 

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