Summer’s orchestra plays
of a bird-filled morning.
Viola hum of bees
quark of oboe ducks
blend with bowing violins
of an insect-busy refrain.
Trombone slide convertibles
show off the flashy third movement.
Clink of cutlery and crystal
the piccolo trills
of a pitch-perfect finale.
© 2009 by Violet Nesdoly
First published in River of Words (a publication of MSA Poets Potpourri Society).
I am re-posting this poem from the summer of 2011. It’s my summer experience so far this June-July. (Hope you don’t mind second servings once in a while 🙂
It’s linked at Poetry Friday, hosted today by Keri at Keri Recommends.
August 9, 2011 at 8:45 am
What a clever poem. I especially like “Trombone slide convertibles / show off the flashy third movement.”
August 9, 2011 at 9:12 am
Thank you, Maureen! We’re in a stretch of such summer weather. I love it!!
Keri Collins Lewis
July 5, 2013 at 10:22 am
The best songs can always be played again and again. The same is true for poems, and I hope to see it again next year! Thanks for sharing!
July 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm
July 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm
Encore, Violet! Feel free to do repeats!
July 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm
Love it, Violet. Encores are always good. I love those oboe ducks (they both do have similar tones!) More, more! I always loved the flowers in your photo and we called them bread and butter. Do you know their proper name?
July 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Thank you, Keri, Ruth, Tabatha and Linda!
Linda, I think the flowers in my photo are called Butter and Eggs, or Toadflax. According to my wildflower book, they are a member of the snapdragon family.
July 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm
I could listen to that song over and over again! Hooray for summer!!
July 6, 2013 at 4:04 am
For some this is a first time poem. Love the second stanza of the insect-busy refrain.
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
July 6, 2013 at 7:58 am
Your matching of summertime and music is perfect– especially with all the outdoor concerts and festivals that take place this time of year!
July 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm
Wonderful, Violet! I can picture it all!