Darkness on Summer’s Edge

Shorter are the days
on summer’s edge,
darkness comes early.
Night shadows reveal
natural beauty
destined to fade away.
What was yesterday
and what is today
will soon be no more.
So please!
When I wither
and vanish from sight—
promise to remember
me, the living one,
who touched your soul
one night in darkness
standing on summer’s edge.    ~ms

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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20 Responses to Darkness on Summer’s Edge

  1. Jerry says:

    Beautiful poem for the beautiful Althia. 🙂


    • All these years, I didn’t know the name of the flowers on my Rose of Sharon. Thought it might be some sort of Rose (hence Rose of Sharon). So I looked up Althia and found Althea! You are right and now I know the flower name. Thank you.


  2. artscottnet says:

    Beautiful images and poetry, Mary


  3. dorannrule says:

    OMG! This is absolutely beautiful! The flowers in the night are fantastic. And your poem is too.


    • Thanks. A friend of mine said, “I wonder what your neighbors think of the strange lady who wanders around in her yard at night, taking pictures in the dark.”
      Probably gives people something to talk about. 😉


  4. Bastet says:

    A very beautiful post. I enjoyed it very much!


  5. robert87004 says:

    Gosh, aren’t your neighbors used to you by now? LOL. I love this poem. A question I have pondered, myself.


  6. Dina says:

    This is absolutely divine, Mary. The first photo is my favorite, the poem goes right to my heart.
    Big hug, Dina


  7. Anonymous says:

    Good Morning !
    Mary, your tender and thoughtful poem and stellar photos have made my day brighter+++
    Know from experience how fragile memory can be+++Speak kind, thoughtful
    and gracious words while we can+++

    Thoughtful of you to visit Joy+++ Grateful for the many pleasant times we have
    shared with you+++

    Liked by 1 person

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