Wikipedia note:
The seasons result from the Earth’s axis being tilted to its orbital plane; it deviates by an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees. Thus, at any given time during summer or winter, one part of the planet is more directly exposed to the rays of the Sun. This exposure alternates as the Earth revolves in its orbit. At any given time, regardless of season, the northern and southern hemispheres experience opposite seasons. It is easy to observe the effect of the axis tilt from the change in day length, and altitude of the Sun at noon (the culmination of the Sun), during a year.


Birth Of Summer
(first write, draft)

Earth has tilted,
bent her orbital plane
out of its Arctic pool.
She starts the patient thaw;
kindled by the August wind
the ice begins to liquefy
into currents carrying
this last chill.
Within a week she’ll make milk curdle
with early morning heat,
while birdsong drowns
the sound of sleeping snakes.
When the midday sun
bakes crusts of dust under
wilting hedgerows and flows into
the stupor of a lazy afternoon,
she’ll summon her tropical monsoon
and grant a merciful respite.
©Cindy Taylor 2008


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20 thoughts on “SEASONS CHANGE

  1. It`s like I feel your words rather than reading them…….have a good weekend Cin…..I am seriously contemplating crossing over to w/p and calling it quits on the other side

  2. Beautiful, especially “while birdsong drowns the sound of sleeping snakes.”

    And I always say . . . let sleeping snakes sleep!

    I forgot that your seasons don’t mesh with ours. Aah, we see the world behind our eyes ~ ego-centric creatures that we be.

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  4. I love your last six lines…your words are full of awe for mother Earth…amazing…
    I enjoyed that, Cindy, thanks.
    mine is here
    Have you a rocking week!

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