Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Evening

Image courtesy of Magpie Tales/'Summer Evening' by Edward Hopper, 1947

At a Summer Evening’s End

Why did dates often have to end like this,
with him tongue-tied and me shy? Who knows why?
Still, I wondered…would it end with some bliss
or would he just smile awkwardly?  Big sigh.
No.  This time, I wanted…something…a rush…
more than a peck or a clumsy goodbye.
I felt myself blush – so obvious:  Crush.
I wasn’t ready to bid him goodbye.
Well, at least, not yet.  So I kissed the guy.


Notes:  The form is Novelinee.  

When I looked at this Hopper painting, I could [almost] hear the Gershwin song, Summertime, playing in my head.  I thought about it for a bit - and in a case of misconstrued lyrics, I changed the words from "Summertime, and the livin' is easy..." to "Summertime and the lovin' is easy.."  Shortly after that, I realized my error, but the idea for this poem was born.


  1. smiles. sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and make it happen...

  2. Oh yes, just kiss him...Nice Magpie...bkm

  3. Hahaha! I enjoyed that!

    And thanks for participating in this week's Limerick-Offs! I always enjoy your contributions!

  4. Lovely, beautifully written, light. xxxj

  5. Thank you for that footnote..
    And yay for your piece..somebody has to go first...:)

  6. You go girl - sometimes you just have to take the initiative!

  7. Such a true poem. And I love Edward Hopper's pictures.

  8. Been there ... definitely done that! Ohhhh nice.

  9. A girl just can't wait forever! :) Nicely done...

  10. Hello.
    Smiling...sometimes you just have to throw all caution to the wind and just go for it!

    Very nicely done!

    Remove These Satin Sheets...

  11. Your interpretation of the painting, and the song, make the perfect poem for the days I wish could return.