Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Children Enjoying Summer

Although it's not summer yet, it will be here before long. Do you like summer? I do, except when it gets extremely hot! I think most children really enjoy summer, with their break from school and time to have fun and play. My grandchildren will be out of school for summer vacation in just a few weeks, so I thought I'd post this poem about children enjoying summer. Can you picture children doing this?

Children in the summer
Love to laugh and play,
Making the most
Of each bright summer day,
Enjoying the bliss
Of a warm day in June,
Happily playing
And singing a tune,
Laughing with abandon
In the freedom of July,
With red, rosy cheeks
And a sparkle in the eye,
Whirling and twirling
In a flash of legs and arms,
Singing and dancing,
Displaying all their charms,
Sailing through summer,
Faces happy and bright,
Expressing their enjoyment
With squeals of delight.

 © Connie Arnold 
excerpt from A Symphony of Seasons 

This is an excerpt from my newly released poetry book, A Symphony of Seasons, my second book published by RPJ and Company. I'm also pleased to announce that, in addition to my Animal Sound Mix-up, Guardian Angel Publishing has accepted two more children's books for future publication! I love writing for and about children, whether through my poetry books or picture books!

This post is part of a Book Launch Blog Tour for A Symphony of Seasons May 1 - 12, and the schedule for it is on my Inspirational Poetry of Joy and Peace blog. Hope you will visit some of the stops, and be sure to leave a comment to be entered into prize drawings for a Vivaldi Four Seasons CD and a hummingbird suncatcher wind chime.

A Symphony of Seasons may be purchased directly from my website to receive a signed copy, or from RPJ and Company, Amazon, or eBook from Smashwords - enter code QX77N for 1/2 price offer through May 31.

Summer will be here soon. Are you ready to have some fun? 


Just Be Real said...

Thank you Connie for sharing as always your God given talent in words. Blessings to you dear one. Summer....yeah I can live with it. Since I have it most of the year anyway.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. what a great poem .. and oh boy I bet the kids here are glad they're not on holiday yet - it's raining - simply put! We need it .. but it is summer somewhere!!

That's just wonderful about the future books etc .. gosh what a lot you've got going on - wonderful .. congratulations .. cheers Hilary

Connie Arnold said...

Just Be Real (I'm keeping your secret here), thank you so much for your sweet comment! Hope you enjoy your summer, or summer-like time. Blessings to you, my friend!

Connie Arnold said...

Hilary, so glad you like my poem. Funny you should mention rain as it is pouring down here again today! Thank you for sharing my joy in the coming publications. I've just heard from a different publisher about another children's book I wrote being ready for an editor. I'm feeling very blessed!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Lovely poem! I liked summer a whole lot more when I was a child and didn't have to work through it. ;D

Connie Arnold said...

Kristin, thank you! I know what you mean. Life is a bit different than when we were children, isn't it?

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I like this one,it reminds me of my summers when I was a child..I'm looking forward to it and being with my grandchildren also..Beautiful Connie...Susie

Margo Dill said...

Another lovely poem written by you!

Connie Arnold said...

Susie, it's nice to have those memories of summer as a child. How wonderful for you to be able to look forward to being with your grandchildren! Glad you enjoyed the poem!

Connie Arnold said...

Margo, thanks so much! This is just one of many from A Symphony of Seasons.

Janet Johnson said...

What a great poem! It really captures the energy of kids in the summer. Makes me wish for my childhood summer days back. :)

And congrats on all your great news!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Janet. Kids have so much energy, and it would be great to recapture that!

Pamela said...

I love how you use your talents to bless children. Congratulations on your newest acceptance.

Connie Arnold said...

Pamela, children are such special blessings, and I'm thankful to be able to write for and about them. Thank you for your lovely comment!

Tracy said...

Connie, I love summer! However, teaching in a year round school, summer has a different connotation from when I went to school and got out the entire summer to spend carefree days at the pool, eating popsicles, riding bikes, endless games of kickball...I love the poem! I'd love to purchase your book of poems..

Intangible Hearts said...

Even with summer being 120 degrees where I live, it is still my favorite season. Of course I'm inside writing with the A/C on. :)

Connie Arnold said...

Tracy, summer is definitely different when we are grown and having to work than when we were kids! I'm so glad you enjoy the poem and will be in touch with you about the book. Thank you!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Wonderful poem! I know my kids and I are looking forward to summer.

Connie Arnold said...

Eve, I can't imagine it being 120 degrees! I'm always very thankful for A/C when it gets close to 90, so I know you must make good use of yours. At least in the desert it's a bit more bearable with low humidity if you can stay out of the sun.

Connie Arnold said...

Carol, thank you so much! Hope you and your kids have a great summer!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Connie! That's wonderful news about the two new picture books!

I loved the poem. Summer is my favorite season. I love being out in the sunshine. :)