Sunny days

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis

(a fiery zinnia / Julie Cook / 2015)

Festively dazzling
Both fiery and bight
The sun’s brilliant performance
Both awes and delights

Miserably hot
And desperately dry
We look for relief
But no clouds in the sky

Radiantly beaming
She cooks and she bakes
With wicked hot rays
As she gives and she takes

Relentlessly strong
For relief we all prayed
As the sun beat down
We scrambled for shade

Delightfully relieved
As the sun finally rests
Yet the evening now yields
A myriad of tiny bloodsucking pests. . .

10 comments on “Sunny days

  1. Wally Fry says:

    That sure sounds like summer life in southeast Arkansas!

  2. Lynda says:

    Julie, you begin with that marvellous quote of C.S. Lewis and that amazingly beautiful photo and yet the end of your poem causes me to laugh out loud. Is that not the way life is? Full of the sublime and the ridiculous! In a couple of weeks my older daughter is being married 7 hours north of Toronto where we will gather for the weekend at an eco-centre with about 60 people. Think of the feast for those “tiny bloodsucking pests”! The wedding invitation included a note with some information including in capital letters “BRING LOTS OF BUG SPRAY”!! It should be an interesting weekend.

    • Oh a wedding, how exciting!!!!!—and seven hours north—wow, sounds like it may be almost to the north pole πŸ˜‰
      and whereas I thought I should have titled that “ode to a southern summer” it appears none of us are exempt πŸ™‚
      and you shall have all sorts of guests, feasting as it were!! πŸ™‚

  3. SwittersB says:

    The ‘Ugh Factor’ has been high of late for the NW. A little respite is now enjoyed! Beautiful image.

  4. This is great. You threw some beauty at us along with a great post and then made us laugh out loud! I love it. Hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  5. Terri says:

    This was good and the ending with the blood sucking pests… I didn’t see it coming and it made me laugh but at the same time it is so true here in Missouri and those blood sucking pests are viscous this time of year

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