Feeling Fitzgerald-y: It was Summer

Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!”

Thomas Parke D’Invilliers

It was Summer. Summer was the culprit, for making life seem bigger, brighter, merrier.
It was Summer. Summer made the days longer so the golden rays on your auburn eyes could teem with life. Summer made the air sweeter and the sky purpler, and summer made it seem like it would never end.
And so, as our forlorn souls pushed through to match the gaiety around, ‘It was Summer,’ I said. But Summer did end.

Then, I realised, it wasn’t about seasons, it was the self. As the Sun kissed a quarter her forehead, half her lips, a cheek and an eye-
And although it was an autumn morning, the perfect balance never seemed more precarious and sly.

We were living on the edge, but not ruthlessly.
We were living on the edge in the most delicate manner possible… utmost poise and attention to detail. Gleaming faces and happiness, and having not a care in the world, for it was a life well lived.
We were living on the edge. And we should all live on the edge.
Those were forgiving times.

© achillesheelpoetry, 2022


4 thoughts on “Feeling Fitzgerald-y: It was Summer

  1. So, yes, I read The Great Gatsby!
    Bizzare and brilliant.
    The ever fantastic Fitzgerald, of course, did not fail in affecting me with the richness of this story of opulence.
    Opulence of not just material, but of time, leisure and bliss. The opulence of the roaring twenties.


  2. The sun kissed a little differently as the seasons changed, life happened in between. The seamless transition between experience and maturity between the first and second stanza. Now about Fitzgerald ( what a guy!) his thought never ceased to amaze just as your words never fail to capture my heart .

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    1. Thank you ❤️
      I rely on you, and only you to catch the intricacies in any piece of work.
      And yay, our admiration for Fitzgerald – another thing for us to bond over 🤗

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