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A Summer Day
Bob Kimberly


Long after the sun
Has climbed over the ridge,
And the morning chores are done,
The horses are grazing quietly
And the dogs are asleep
In a shady spot.
A hawk is making lazy circles
In an empty sky
As a gentle breeze nudges
The old weathervane,
And the farm relaxes
To enjoy the calm
Of a warm summer day.

© 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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Smmmer afternoon, when it's too hot to do anything except just beyou've captured it well, Bob!
Posted 08/06/2021 02:10 PM
Wilda Morris:
I agree with Michael and Lori. Such a calm poem - as if all is well with the world.
Posted 07/28/2021 12:45 PM
Lori Levy:
Peaceful scene.
Posted 07/25/2021 03:02 PM
michael escoubas:
"Tranquility" is what I feel reading this fine poem, Bob.
Posted 07/25/2021 08:48 AM
Great sense of calm and peace!
Posted 07/25/2021 08:35 AM
Echoes of Oscar Hammerstein
Posted 07/25/2021 07:38 AM

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