Free Verse: Another Summer Day Begins

A free verse poetry, “Another Summer Day Begins.”

I live near a park, so close I could almost touch it. I watch as my lovely 9 years old daughter runs out to play with playmates. I try to show her how fortunate she is to have such amenities at her fingertips. I think it’s good to teach humble pie and appreciation for the simplest of things…For life to children. To never take it for granted. A free verse poetry and digital art piece to encapture summer.

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Another Summer Day Begins

Summer heat scorches virgin skin;
she walks a furry creature.
Long-tailed scurrying squirrel dashes.
Stopping, turning, and chattering jibberish.
Laughter erupts from a sweet open mouth.
Lovely, spicy, spirited little thing.
Sun streaked, curly tresses bounce
in an August sun.
She is searching for the other ones.
Not the squealing things, crying and whining.
She is a bubble—bursting inspiration.
Repeatedly full of delight,
she pulls them to her energy like a magnet.
Quick, sparkling brown eyes find them.
What was one…is now four!
Running, jumping, squealing playful happiness.
Small wheeled vehicular toys provide entertainment.
And red playing field offers amusement.
And thus another summer day begins.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Another Summer Day Begins|
A free verse poetry

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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12 thoughts on “Free Verse: Another Summer Day Begins

  1. This, your style, just wow. I’ve never heard of Free Verse poetry until your site. But I umm, I kinda love it haha.
    In this piece I not only felt what you saw and your feelings but I felt like I was there, in the moment, sharing it all with you. That’s damn good writing.

    Makes me want to practice Free Verse. I’m kinda thinking of using it as part of a character in a story.

    Amazing piece, thank you for sharing!

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      1. You can call me Gustavo 🙂
        You’re very welcome. I was at work, I work as an automotive machinist, and I had to stop getting messy because I was engrossed by your piece. So, GOOD! 🙂

        I’m looking forward to trying it out. I already know it’s gonna fit her (the character) though.

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      2. Thanks haha 🙂
        It’s old school work but I enjoy doing things with my hands and it activates a different part of my brain, which in turn helps cultivate the creative side.
        I’m sorry he’s no longer here. 😦

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      3. I once heard the poet Galway Kinnell tell an interviewer, “I was up at 3 a.m. one night, trying to find a rhyme for orange. Then I decided this was the most useless thing a poet could do.” That’s when he took up free verse.

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