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:

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15 Responses to Summer Poetry and Music

  1. Doris says:

    Summer, captured beautifully. Doris

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  2. Travis says:

    very nice. Congrats on the publication.

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  3. katewyland says:

    Lovely Abbie. Very nice.

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  4. Abbie you have the most amazing song voice. Wow! Thank you for sharing. I remember hearing you perform your poems at open mic during the conference. So much emotions put into your words. You simply amaze me.

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  5. Beautiful. Congrats on the publication, Abbie.

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  6. Neva Bodin says:

    So accurate and brings a picture to my mind. You are a talented lady.

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  7. Wranglers says:

    Loved all three. I haven’t heard In the Good Old Summertime in a long time. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the second song. Thanks for sharing. Cher’ley

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  8. Wranglers says:

    You do have a beautiful voice. I could listen to you read poetry and sing all day. Thanks. Cher’ley

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  9. Beautiful! Describes summer perfectly!

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  10. Gayle Irwin says:

    You paint beautiful word pictures, Abbie, and capture the essence of summer delightfully! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Nancy Jardine says:

    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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  12. Mike Staton says:

    Love how you transitioned between songs… seamless. Nothing like summertime. It was 114 degrees today in Vegas. Gayle is right… you capture wonderful imagery in your poetry.

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  13. S J Brown says:

    I love the way you placed several senses in your poem. Thanks for sharing.


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