The river sings
A new song
Deep and wide and true

The birds rejoice
For summertime with
Jubilation song

Crickets chirp
In harmony to join
The daytime chorus

My heart beats
In rhythm to
The magic of summer

The flower’s song
Joins with them all
Silent they bloom forth

Even the trees sing
Bending and swaying
In the gentle breeze

The path beneath
Crackles underfoot in
Percussive explosions

In harmony
The melody of summer

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with 200+ poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.