Summertime Residence

Give me the shade of a lively oak,
A grassy carpet to lay my frame,
The twitter of birds and a frog's croak,
And there each summer I'll stake my claim.

Give me a glass of pink lemonade,
A sighing breeze just to cool my face,
A glimmer of sun that is heaven made,
And I'll be certain I've found my place.

Add a daisy's scent wafting on the breeze,
A butterfly lazily drifting by,
A simple book to read with ease,
And there I'll stay till night is nigh.

Oh! thanks for the wonderful great outdoors,
The open space and the grassy sod,
A place where the mind with contentment soars
And the soul's in touch with the heart of God.

Copyright 1996, 2003 Ruth Gillis


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