A Summer Dream
I've waited with wistful patience
For summer's warmth and sun and rain
I've searched the heavens for the showers
But clouds just promise rain in vain
If I were out in prairie woodland
Beyond spongy marshland gates
I'd be listening to the frog songs
Croaking love songs to their mates.
But a city confines nature
To these busy numbered streets
It sets limits on our pleasures
And it rations all our treats.
I still recall all those spring sounds
That brought pleasures long ago
So I adjust my expectations
To the delights I now know.
It's been a long cold dreary winter
And we're due for summer's glee.
I've got most of my wishes granted
Now I'm happy and care free!