Walks ’til Magic Hour

Source: photok12.org/?q=node/11

Oh glorious day!
Sunshine blazes through canopies of green, crowds filter into High Park
A blackbird calls, its red and white marks peeking through the brush
Algae foams above the pond, where breezes sweep through the gardens
Strolling a maze of hedges and wading pools
Sit with face to the sky, indulge in quenching fruit salad and gelato
Hike hidden sandy trails imagining a place without city noise
Emerge into picnics, lawn bowling games, and playground cheers
Snapping photos and laughing chats all the way
Have a mini barbecue in shady grass, with softened rays of the dying hours
Contemplating why we work so hard to seclude ourselves from nature,
When we love so much to wallow in it?

Perfect way to end the long weekend: had an absolutely fantastic time with my family and my only regrets are that I had homework nagging the back of my mind and that I didn’t reapply sunscreen, not because of sunburn, but because it is too soon to already get this tanned. Summer feels so close but so far away, and I am feeling very unmotivated to go back to school and don’t-even-mention exams. I just have to remember to live every moment because before I know it, grade 11 will be finished.

Thanks for reading,


Filed under Just another person, Life, Poems, Essays, and Things, The happenings

14 responses to “Walks ’til Magic Hour

  1. Loved this, especially your last two lines. We do that with many things we love, it seems…

    • Thank you; and yes it is strange. It reminds me of a part in the comedy show the “Big Bang Theory” where Raj is trying to convince Sheldon to leave the apartment to go to a party, exclaiming, “Let’s get outside! Outside is good!” The reply being, “Then why did humans spend so long perfecting inside?”

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  3. Great piece of writing and good luck with your exams. I love the picture too ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kira

    Beautiful imagery

  5. thenerdyscribe

    Hi! Would it be okay if I nominated you for the Sunshine blog award? ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. thenerdyscribe

    Hi !

    Here is the link for the sunshine award! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You just download the pic of the award off of the post to put on your blog

    The rest of the rules are on the post


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