Poetry Friday: The Circle of Summer

August 14th, 2009

This week’s poem is from Carol Frey, a life sciences instructor from Baltimore Lutheran School.

The Circle of Summer
Summer is ending – and it’s only early August.   (!)
Days of freedom shorten once again;
Promised projects are scratched off one by one from a list kept on the kitchen table since June;
Last languid lunches are spent with friends before the yearly gerbil wheel renews its spin.
Yet with this loss comes hope – new faces, new subjects, new adventures to be had.
Their youthful energy jump starts the year for all of us.
Their curiosity, their creativity, their enthusiasm gives all a fresh perspective on the year ahead…
…and now there are only 180 more school days until summer break!

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  • 1. Mary Lee  |  August 14th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I just can’t start the countdown at 180. I have to wait for a more manageable number like 20 or 10…

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