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”
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,
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I don’t often write rhyming poetry, so I had to work at it! Thank you for the prompt 🙂
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…
They certainly do, Michael! I live in Brighton on the south coast – it’s even more changeable here!
I’m glad you enjoy the tongue in cheek 😉
Brighton? My older brother was there a few weeks ago on holiday.
It’s a small world!
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,,
Thank you! Here’s hoping for more sunshine!
Joyous, as summer is.
Thank you, Rosemary 🙂
How beautiful this is and your ultimate line is one I wish I had written.
Wow! Thank you!
a lovely sprightly lady she is here…beautifully penned…
Thank you, Sumana. I’m trying to encourage her to be here on a more permanent basis 🙂
What a joyous poem – like a real pastoral landscape..timeless and despite the hardship..the dance..
Thank you, Jae Rose, that’s very kind.
I love this summery poetic chant. It reads like something a bard would recite while she or he glides around a bonfire. Such yummy images.
Sunshine can chase away depression… I’m already dreading winter
Yes, I struggle with my mood at that time of year.
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!
Thank you so much, Khaya!
LOL, the beginning of summer around here felt the same way!
It’s not real summer, is it?!