South Carolina Summer Morning

Summer Palm

Fresh light filters through tall pines

and Palmetto palms.

Trees arrayed with Spanish moss

emerge from forested ambiguity.

Light shafts reveal yellow-green portals

into the leafy domain where birds chatter

with daybreak’s sound-bite greeting codes.

Cotton-puff clouds edged in gold

break free from night’s obscurity.

Awed by nature’s drama,

I breathe in the aroma of early summer,

relish the caress of a soft breeze,

and wonder how long it will be

before morning’s curtain call

is lost in sweltering humidity!


Hugh Harris at Hilton Head Island, June 11, 2016








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