nature, Poetry

Summer collection

I hope you’re enjoying your summer!

Here are a few summer poems for these end-of-July, beginning-of-August days along with a few photos of my town’s whimsical umbrella display from last summer.


Another newly minted coin
rolls from the satin purse of night
adds yet more hours of wealth
to the collection
of summertime perfection.

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly

Years ago before one holiday at the beach, we bought our kiddos a blow-up whale toy. It sure was cute–and unstable!


Blow up
Killer Whale toy
rolly as the ocean
kids get toppled, dunked, Mom and Dad
whale watch.

© 2014 by Violet Nesdoly


September to May need the embrace
of a heavy quilt
the sisterly hug of flannelette
but June, July and August throw off their covers
fling free from wrinkled cotton
turn-toss to the cool spot
pillow-flop to the underside
till fan’s feather fingers
massage shoulders, soothe arms
her oscillating click-click-click
the lullaby of a summer night.

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly

Enjoy these lazy days of summer and take care of yourselves!

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