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156th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 156th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Please visit the stops on the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem is from Mark Twain:

Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
    Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
    Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
    Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
    Good night, good night.

What do you think?

  • Love the simplicity of this poem.

  • Loved this! Made me think of my summers as a child….when it wasn’t like hell outside. I hate summer. Sorry, Serena, had to vent. This 105+ heat we’ve been having makes me one big grouch. That is a very lovely poem though. I’ve never heard it. It makes summer sound so sweet.

  • Staci

    Loved this one!