A Summer Wind

A Summer Wind



A summer wind

Hot off the shelf of the new season

Lazy days

Soaking up the sun on the soft sand

Watching the surf at the ocean’s edge


Pretending to read

While dozing in a hammock

Afternoon lassitude

Taking hold of your hand

Leading to peaceful meditation


Quiet moments

To surrender and reflect on birds chirping

Flowers blooming

A season of bounty and tall green grass

Making music in the summer breeze


A summer rain

Droplets in the trees tapping a rhythm

Of unknown melodies

A gentle lullaby to cool the day

Brought by a summer wind



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner, the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021 and his bio is featured in Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020.” Bruce has over three hundred works published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, The Drabble; nearly seventy print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal; Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites (on-line and print) and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine. Visit him at www.brucelevine.com. 


  1. perfect poem for the hottest month of the year. hope covid doesn't ruin this one too.

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