Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Music--By David Austin--United States

Summer Music

      a morning bird
singing in a poplar tree
   comments endlessly
    her happy chatter
riding a warm southern breeze
     has no winter in it

        prelude to rapture
     spring’s brief recitative
 then sweet summer music

David Austin is professional violinist and teacher, who communicates through poetry. He has played with the Cincinnati Symphony, taught at Colorado College and various public schools. He is a published author, who has been writing poetry and novels for over 40 years. His pride and joy is a shelter in which he feeds and cares for animals.  David is a member of Poetry Soup.


  1. A simple observation of nature by words has produced a lovely image.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. I enjoyed this piece David, nice work!

  3. David, thanks for this one. "...her happy chatter...has no winter in it.." is a luscious insight, proof of the magic in well ordered words....

  4. Thank you for sharing "Summer Music" with us, David. I so appreciate its imagery and tone. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. David,
    You have captured the many wonderful sounds of summer. I also like the sound of rain tapping at my window at night, even if it is a thunderstorm.
    Your friend,
    David Fox