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Sounds of Summer

Date Written: October 18, 2017

I love to sit amid nature fair,
not for me, a dark, dingy lair!
I long for light and life all around,

to await the dawn and a longed-for sound.


The lyrical music of various birds,
the plaintive calls of cattle herds.
Frogs and cicadas after a storm,
and crickets of evening; an orchestral swarm.

This Christmastime I relax and listen,

to watch jewel-bright wrens dance and glisten.

Their songs remind me of childhood days,
when life was carefree in simpler ways.

A breeze through the trees; the rustle of leaves,

the north-easterly wind sighs and heaves.

Christmas in Australia; God’s best of each year,

are the sounds of summer; so wondrous to hear.




Written by Siona Robertson (nee Effield)

ÓCopyright 2008

One comment on “Sounds of Summer”

  1. Joeys Wonder Girl     October 18, 2017

    Awww green frogs r my fave!!!!! Ur poem was sooo awesome!!!!! TY 2 U!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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