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Summer Song
Bob Kimberly


There’s music in the air.
Opening the symphony
a hummingbird flits
up and down
like a busy flute.
A robin sets the beat
stomping across the grass.
In the gentle breeze,
a field of wheat,
waves back and forth
like the bows of violins.
A crow adds its raucous voice,
like a double bassoon.
The running brook mimics
the tinkling of a piano, and
a buzzing bee picks up
the soothing trill of a harp.
Nature’s orchestra
creates music on a summer day
when you listen with your heart.

© by Bob Kimberly.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Bob Kimberly is living in Excelsior, Minnesota after 54 years in Bellevue, Washington where he worked and ran a horse farm with his wife. Bob loved poetry growing up and in school, but didn't really do any writing until after he retired and joined a creative writing class. Although he writes mainly for himself, he has self-published four collections of poems and numerous chapbooks used as Christmas presents for family and friends. His poems have also been published in a variety of journals.



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Lori Levy:
I like the comparisons to musical instruments.
Posted 08/11/2020 09:54 PM
Great imagination!
Posted 08/11/2020 07:53 PM
Cathy’s Sister:
Listen with your heart! What a great poem!
Posted 08/11/2020 05:30 PM
Janet Leahy:
I love listening to the orchestra in your poem, wonderful to hear it again and again. Thanks Bob.
Posted 08/11/2020 03:29 PM
i can feel my heart flutter
Posted 08/11/2020 02:36 PM
Stephen Anderson:
I think that we all should listen more closely to Nature the way you have evinced in this poem, Bob.
Posted 08/11/2020 11:50 AM
stomping � robins. What an image! Fun.
Posted 08/11/2020 10:38 AM
michael escoubas:
Someone has said that poets are professional "observers." This poem demonstrate the truth of that dictum. Thank you, Bob.
Posted 08/11/2020 10:31 AM
Waving wheat like bows of violins. Nice. Randy
Posted 08/11/2020 09:25 AM

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