Summer Poetry and Music


This Post by Abbie Johnson Taylor

The following poem appears in the spring/summer issue of Magnets and Ladders. To hear me read it and sing two songs I associate with summer, click here.




Warmth ushers in flowers’ fragrance,

new-mown grass, steak on a barbecue,

happy cries of children, thud of ball against pavement.

Oh, to sit on the back patio, hear a ball game on the radio

while a summer breeze caresses the back of your neck.


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of:

Front Book Cover - We Shall OvercomeWe Shall Overcome


Cover: How to Build a Better Mousetrap by Abbie Johnson TaylorHow to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

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15 thoughts on “Summer Poetry and Music

  1. That’s a lovely poem, Abbie and hearing you is great! I want some of that summer sun caressing my neck. We’ve had a week of heavy rain but as I type this the sum is beginning to reappear. Hooray!

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