‘A New Summer Morning’ by Sathya Narayana The Society June 29, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 13 Comments It’s first of sweaty, sweltering daybreaks of summer new. The fewer trailing steps of parting spring are still moist-fresh with drakes’ claw prints and redolent green pollen specks. The waters in the troughs and dew on leaves bid their tearful adieus with vapour-hands looking athwart through narrow foliar sieves at the nascent Sun attired in ruddy bands. The cuckoos hanged billboards: ‘No more concerts’ outside their roosts. As breeze became simoom* blowing across small huts to tall turrets the hiccupping earth gazed at her yonder groom. I looked out once and stepped onto the road. Be Sun or Moon I have errands a load! *Simoom: n. A strong, hot, sand-laden wind of Asian and Arabian Deserts. Also called samiel. Once an advocate, Sathya Narayana joined the Government of India as Inspector of Salt in 1984 and received two service promotions. In May 2014, he took voluntary retirement as Superintendent of Salt. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 13 Responses Leonard Dabydeen June 29, 2018 A splendidly beautiful sonnet to mark the arrival of summer! True to thyself, ‘Be Sun or Moon I [you] errands a load!’ Sathya Bhai. And the picture is awesome! Reply Sathyanarayana June 29, 2018 Thank you very much my dear Leonard Dabydeen Sir. Reply Sally Cook June 29, 2018 You are one of a dwindling number of poets who truly understands the interactions of planets, wind, and all aspects of nature. Thank you. Reply Sathyanarayana M.V. S June 29, 2018 Thank you Sir Sally Cook. Reply Leo Yankevich June 29, 2018 This sonnet has superb concrete-noun rhymes. Well-done! Reply C.B. Anderson June 29, 2018 This was a very slant look at the world, rather entrancing, I would add. But the first line of the third stanza ends with an apostrophe, and I want to know why this is. Reply David Watt June 30, 2018 This sonnet bulges with rich description. Very well written! Reply Rajendra Singh June 30, 2018 A delightful poem describing change of season in a romantic way. Billboard “No more concerts” is a nice way of saying an unpleasant thing with a humourous vein refleting the positive mindset of the poet. Last line reminds us of “The woods are lovely dark and deep But I have promuses to keep And miles to go before I sleep” lines from Robert Frost’s poem “Stoppin by the Woods on a Snow Evening”. Reply Annapurna Sharma June 30, 2018 Have excellently captured the summer in your verse. Particularly liked the billboards – no more concerts and the realistic last line – sun/moon, loads of errands. Enjoyed the read Sathya sir. Reply Sathyanarayana June 30, 2018 Thank you all for the wonderful comments. As Rajendra Singh Thakur ji observed this poem was inspired by Robert Frost’s …Snowy Evening. I have a feeling that Frost intended a sonnet in the beginning, composed it with 3 quatrains ending with a couplet. But I guess the last beautiful line ‘And miles to go before I sleep’ must have flashed in his mind and teased him to add to the already created sonnet in iambic tetra meter. See…all the last 4 lines aren’t a quatrain but two couplets. Of course this is my wild guess. Reply Divyanjali chauhan July 7, 2018 what we get after becoming the member? Reply The Society July 7, 2018 Member Benefits listed here: http://classicalpoets.org/join-the-society/ Reply Divyanjali chauhan July 7, 2018 what we get after becoming a member? Reply Leave a Reply to Leo Yankevich Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.