Monday, July 21, 2014

Simple and Sweet

In the shade of this old tree
In the summer of my dreams
By the tall grass, by the wild rose
Where the trees dance and the wind blows



As the days go oh so slowly
And the sun shines oh so holy
On the good and gracious green
In the summer of my dreams

By the banks of this old stream
In the summer of my dreams
By the deep pool where the fish wait
For the old fool with the wrong bait


There's a field of purple clover
There's a small cloud passing over
And then the rain comes washing clean
On the summer of my dreams
~from Summer of My Dreams
by David Mallett
A sweet song to honor a lovely summer day...

Enjoy yours!
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27 comments:

  1. Loved it, thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day, Vee!! Blessings

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  2. Delightful! This morning I have a follow up visit with my surgeon. Relax this afternoon. And dinner with my dear Mr Jim to celebrate 33 years together. Beast wishes to you on this fine summer day!

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  3. I have never seen this and it is so beautiful! hank you for sharing it Vee. I always think the middle of summer is the laziest time. Heat, sunshine, endless days stretching out in front of us in the garden. Like the Sabbath of the seasons :>)

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    1. David Mallet is a Maine treasure and troubador. Glad to be able to introduce him.

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  4. Beautiful start to my summer day...

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  5. Very beautiful! And you know I'm a summer time girl! The artist of this song has the same name as my sister and even spelled the same way, which is unusual! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  6. Beautiful! I'm sure you are familiar with the quote- The two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." (Henry James)

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  7. Mmmmmmmm.........if I could only sing like that. I thought that was beautiful. Thanks.

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  8. Beautiful summer poetry Vee...and I too am a very big fan of David Mallett...he is definitely a Maine treasure. Hugs

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  9. Oh so beautiful...so poetic. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Beautiful words for a sunny summer's morning. Happy day to you, Vee.

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  11. Beautiful words and music, Vee! A happy summer day to you!

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  12. So pretty! I don't know if I've ever mentioned it, but I just love poetry.

    My mom is sitting here enjoying the new laptop that she got right before surgery. This post was her first stop so I had to stop and read it too. :)

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  13. This is so beautiful..thanks for sharing. Ah, summer...such a beautiful time of year. Enjoy your summer day, Vee.

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  14. I loved this! What a wonderful song and video to begin the week. Thank you!

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  15. If it's summer, I'm in the garden. :-) Coming in to sit for a few minutes before I make dinner, your shared poem was a delight to find. Thank you.

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  16. That was a nice poem. Our summer has cooled off a bit, so, it's put us in a better mood. Now, if we can just eradicate all the biting, stinging bugs ... ~:)

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  17. Hi Vee,
    Aww! I love this. I really enjoyed reading your post!
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  18. This sounds like an "old fashioned" summer--maybe it's the summers of my childhood. Old fashioned for sure then.

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  19. I listened to it this morning and I thought that I had commented, but just found out I didn't.

    It is a lovely song.

    Deanna

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  20. What a nice summery post. It conjures up bare feet, sultry days, the scent of sweet clover in the air, and cold lemonade.

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  21. How lovely, Vee. Thank you. Have a restful evening.

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  22. A lovely song for a lovely summer day.
    We've had some rain and sun on this summer day.

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  23. Lovely words to reminisce of childhood summers. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Thanks, Vee! Sorry I have been so absent, I will catch up on my reading, I will!

    You had a small mention in my post today. :-D

    Hugs.

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  25. Such lovely words, Vee :) So glad you shared them today. Enjoy you week! Hugs and blessings to you!

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