Oh dear summer, must you go,
and take with you the fireflies glow?
Must you take the summer flowers,
and all the lazy, leisure hours?
Little rabbits and the songbirds
won’t be seen and won’t be heard,
The fragrant blossoms on the vine,
couldn’t one be left behind?
Must I put my spade away,
for such a far and distant day?
Oh, summers come and summers go.
I have noticed, none are slow-
but summer does not leave us stranded,
destitute or empty handed.
Seeds the summer wind, has strewn,
awaits to make their presence known-
Instead they wait with hope, til when,
The time called summer, comes again.