Summer Days


Summer Days 



Languid days

Hammocks and lemonade

Water color paintings

Of lakes and water falls

Mystery novels under a tree

In the shade of a canopy of elms

Children running through lawn sprinklers

Or diving off cliffs into deep blue waters

Picturesque images of childhood fantasies

Playing through the mind’s eye

Like a stereoscopic slide show in slow motion

Cool breezes summoned as birds fly overhead

Wings spread in majestic harmony

As they scan the ground for food

Trout jumping in a nearby lake

Darting among rocks and evading anglers

Orange sunrise and pink sunsets

A cornucopia of color and a festival for the eye

A time for reverie and a repast for the soul

Taken by the hour and by the day

During the time known as summer



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine is a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner and the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021. Over three hundred of his works are published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, Literary Yard; in over seventy print books including Tipton Poetry Journal, Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. Visit him at



  1. "A time for reverie and a repast for the soul

    Taken by the hour and by the day" My favorite lines from this work. From Linda

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