The end of exams, & the promise of long days of fun..
You won’t hear me complaining about the sun
End of exams, beginning of holidays
Long afternoons & even longer evenings
Board games, made up games, badminton, & truant play
Summer is Mangoes!
Raw Mango pickle & cool curd rice
Mango shake, Mango ice cream, Aam ras – & paying the price!
Chilled Melons , ganne ka ras
Driving mom crazy till she gets vexed
Summer is my Birthday!
A shower of new clothes & gifts & love
Summer is reading (novels)! , undisturbed by homework
Lending Libraries & visits to the bookshop
Reading every second of the day
That I am not playing, or sleeping or eating!
About Secret Islands & Faraway Trees,
Murder mysteries, & tales of chivalry
Summer is that visit to my hometown!
Cousins, aunts & uncles, grandparents
Lots of noise & food & joy!
Its summer time!
Now that I am grown up & working & responsible (at least I say so 🙂 ) its somewhat different –
Summer is work, work & no respite
Heat, perspiration & no lights!
How perspective changes when you grow up….Which is why I still like to associate summer with the colours & feelings when I was young…& carefree!
I do love summer !