Equinox – Prompt Night A Dash of Sunny


There fell upon this rain-drenched land

A ray of light, a soothing hand

of cheer, of warmth, of hope and light

of future joys, such a delight

to the wind-battered peoples down below

who hid ‘neath coats, who struggled so

through darkened morns, and chill-bound eves

who no longer had the will to believe

in evenings soothed with the orb so rare

who sets lights a-shining in young girls’ hair.


This week, A Dash of Sunny invites us to write a poem inspired by Summer. My offering is a little tongue-in-cheek since we have had all types of weather here since Summer officially began. Today, I am bathed in sunshine as I write, but earlier in the day we had short, sharp downpours, interspersed with gloriuus blue skies and thunder as well!

Why not join in and take part? All are welcome and your host is a simply lovely lady!

23 thoughts on “Equinox – Prompt Night A Dash of Sunny

  1. Oh Freya, this is absolutely splendid 😀 I love the contrast between “rain-drenched land” and “a ray of light, a soothing hand of cheer, of warmth, of hope and light.” Both create such a perfect balance. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤ ❤

    Lots of love,

  2. Having been in London for a very short time I did get the sense of the seasons fluctuating as the day went on….lovely poem Freya, tongue in cheek always works for me…

  3. I can really identify with this lovely poem, in hopes of the summer’s best. We have had that sort of beginning here too, very cool start with teasing warm in between,,

  4. A beautiful poem with a soothing and hopeful tone. Summer is indeed, a delight that wipes the skid marks of long and dark winters. Love the countryside image too!

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