Bottled Summer

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With every summer that passes

I long to find a way

to bottle up summer

like a soft and mellow wine

so that when the winter comes

I can savor it again

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in the dark of the long night

as the north winds howl

I’d take a bottle of summer

uncork it

and let the scent of it

the warmth of it

fill my room

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Could we bottle summer?

and if we did

we’d be trapping the magic

that comes with the season

making it so ordinary

that summer wouldn’t

be special at all

summer needs to be free

with blooming flowers

and dancing butterflies

we have the memories

in our minds

and when we release them

we have summer once more

if for just some moments in time


no let’s not bottle summer

let’s dream about it

deep in the winter

let’s ache and long for it

so that once the winter is through

we can celebrate the coming of spring

and walk once more

into the magic of summertime

feeling ever so fine


About Rasma R

I live in Riga, Latvia. I was born in N.Y.C. Love to write articles and poetry. Instruct people in the English language. Live in the suburbs with my husband Martin and my wonderful cat Sid. I love rock and roll, cooking, reading, poetry and traveling.
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2 Responses to Bottled Summer

  1. TGR Worzel says:

    Good point in this piece, about if we did bottle summer and keep it to enjoy throughout the year, would we really appreciate summer so much when it was really here…?

    It’s a bit like fresh strawberries I suppose, which now seem to be available all year round in the UK…

    • Rasma R says:

      The summer joys would really seem ordinary if we could have them anytime we wanted Ray. I guess that in a way it would be just like living in a climate where it was mostly summer all the time. I like the four seasons even though I’m miserable when it’s very cold outside.

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