Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun


Fun In The Sun Days



Humid days, hazy days,

Crazy, busy travel days.



Fireworks and Fair days,

Burgers, popsicles and S’more days.



Sprinklers and beach days,

Flip flops, sunburns, staying cool days.



Please never let them end-

These summer fun in the sun days!



 © Donna Donabella 2013


This is another in a series of summer poems I wrote in 2013 to celebrate those summer days I remembered from childhood.  We had a County Fair that I was always entering something in…cookies or a badly sewn placemat.  We went swimming, wore flip-flop sandals, made S’mores and popsicles.

And we never failed to go on a family vacation.  All 6 of us piled into a station wagon on the road for our destination.  Nothing too expensive, but exploring neighboring states.  The best was when we shared a house on the beach in Florida with other family.  Made we want to live on a beach…maybe someday.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.


summer rainbows

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



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Special Note:  The pictures here are of thoughts of summer with sunlight streaming through the trees, rainbows after thunderstorms and my flip-flops all grown up and much prettier looking.




I leave you with a few additional words about Fun In The Sun.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

fun in the sun

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80 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun”

  1. I also have nice memories of my childhood summers by the sea… those long, relaxed days were so special… thanks for your beautiful words and images xx

  2. Isn’t it wonderful to have memories to hug to ourselves as a talisman against the dark days.
    Love your rainbows and your stylish footwear – which I know as thongs.

  3. Sounds like a lovely summer to me.
    We were popping fireworks with the boys the other day. Ha.
    It has been a fun summer. I am glad for cooler days though
    this weekend.

  4. I have a lot of catching up to do, dear Donna, after a full week in England before g’son Nicholas arrives on 17 July. But I wanted you to know I love seeing you here and on FB. I especially love the timely rainbows today (in the hearts!) because of the huge decision just made by the SCOTUS on Marriage Equality. WOWSER. I’m still pinching myself!

  5. The beautiful summer days seem so joyous as we lie in the sun and bask.. wishing for this moment to forever last..!
    Beautifully penned 😀

    Lots of love,

  6. Oh how this takes me back…..my mind drifting along summery memories that smell like
    coppertone and cherry icey’s and ocean air:) Beautiful memories.
    Our State Fair was always in October so that is an autumn memory for me.
    But I love your “badly sewn placemat” memories:) Summer was magic then.
    Hope the magic finds you in sweet and unexpected ways,

  7. How that took me back to the long school holidays when our restricted lives were set free and the world was ours. Loved it!

  8. A wonderful post. It really took me back: my childhood was much the same. Sometimes, I think we spend the rest of our lives wistfully recalling the pure “high” of those innocent, joyful childhood summer days. Though – always lovely – it’s just not quite the same, as adults. I guess once we leave childlike things behind we can’t truly go back and pick up where we left off. Such a special, special time … and such a lovely evocative piece, Donna.

  9. It sounds like you had some wonderful summer days and you can still enjoy the summer sun and a S’more. This week there will be fireworks everywhere as we bring in the 4th of July.

  10. Oh yes, one can let the hair down in summer. There is the freedom with nature with bright colors of spring blended with copper-toned ones of Autumn all for the eyes to gawk at. Wonderful pic Donna!


  11. Such a fun, sweet write about the memories of summer! It takes me back….a place I rarely go, trying to be here now. It is late, and I do not want to miss a thing!

  12. “sunburns, staying cool days”

    My problem? When it’s summer, I avoid the heat. When it’s winter, I always regret not enjoying more of the summer.

  13. Love your summer poem, Donna! I enjoy some hot weather, after a long cold winter. Your rainbow mosaic is beautiful. Have a happy day!

  14. Yes, as kids we never wanted summer to end …it meant back to school. As an adult, I love my gardens and spending time outdoors but I’m ready by autumn to move back inside for reading by the fire.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

  15. Your summer poem is beautiful,Donna. It brings me back to my childhood. I liked to go to a local festival, wearing a Japanese summer kimono. Somehow, as a child I never tired of the hot season. I was just a naughty girl. But actually, now it is too hot and humid here in Japan.I have no idea how I manage to miss the sweltering time!

    1. It seems we tolerate the heat less as we age, but with the long winters here and being stuck indoors, i love being out even in summer’s heat…thankfully our heat is not too bad most days.

  16. They sound like such wonderful days they bring a smile to my face just reading about them 🙂

    1. I used to laugh when I would hear people complain about the heat and humidity after a long cold winter and their complaints then too…I even found myself joining in the grumbling, and it was then that I vowed to try and enjoy each season….and especially summer!

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