Farewell, beloved summer,
Sighing, dying, magnificently spent,
Earthy moist petunia scent
With star filled nights that break the spell
Of days that swoon with heat, and swell.
Tall brown corn stalks gently sway
To the sound of cool stream, that bubbles and plays,
The magic tree murmurs soft and low
Whispering secrets from so long ago.
Farewell beloved summer,
I'll miss you when it's cold.
And when red roses cease to grow,
You’ll blanket earth with soft fine snow
And lay your tired down to rest
Deep within your earthly breast
Where at last, with winters end,
Like hope, young buds shall bloom again.