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Live As You Dream

how you fall

photo-1424746219973-8fe3bd07d8e3would you choose to know
take a different way
select varying paths
to help time stay

make clean decisions
know how you leave
count down the days
have a lifetime to grieve

understand that your dreams
could mean nothing at all
no life to devour
for you know how you fall

become intimate with reality
catch a glimpse of fate
avoid blissful ignorance
live life –but always wait

concede there is an end
to this, this, this!
all that it has been
and all that you’ll miss

 

By Jennifer A. Fifield
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31/108: spring to summer

Young lady reading the book in the hammock on tropical beach at sunsetA few lovely quotes for the first day of summer:

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ― Henry James

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling. ― k.d. lang

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ― John Keats

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! 
Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass

 

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Tell me another, he says

bigstock-Vintage-Floral-Background-With-45011089a summer day on the patio:
my young knees dig
into the cushion of the chair;
bees scurry about in the flowers;
sweet lemonade sweats atop the table;
you ask me to make up another story;
but this time, to talk into the mic

 

Written by Jennifer A. Fifield
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