A Gift of Seasons

A Gift of Seasons



I have so many

Autumns now

Beneath my belt


It was

The winters


My youth


Tho spring it would

Distract me so and


My innocence


Twas summer  

Always smiled

On me and pointed

T’ward the truth


Then would you have it

Any other way my friend

No, but gift me

One last summer….



  • Michael Edwards

    A superb piece - your work just gets better and better.

    • Neville

      You really are most kind Michael & always much appreciated... Neville

    • Fay Slimm

      An emotive plea for summer's smile and scribed with a notion of time passing - sad yet so moving my friend.

      • Neville

        Thank you so much Fay.. your opinion does mean an awful lot to me... Neville

      • orchidee

        A poetic piece N.
        This is not original from me, but - 'With my singing, it's always Winter'. I mean the days it's cold, dark, gloomy. Yep, me singing will depress ya! What you folk doing being happy and Summery? Just listen to me singing. You'll be gloomy in no time. lol.

        • Neville

          I am seldom gloomy my friend.. I tend to sail along calmly and then kaboom some one presses the wrong button and then tis Armageddon................. cheers

          • orchidee

            Ooh like me maybe - jumps from passive to aggressive, when assertive would be better? And gets angry, ooh, about once every 5 years?! Just don't buy my LP's. I got no CD's as I'm very old! heehee.

          • dusk arising

            Beyond my words to tell you how good this piece is Neville.
            For mature readers there is so much in there yet it is so beautifully compact.
            Sincerely, may there be many more summers for you and we your readers to enjoy your works to come.
            A must for favourites.

            • Neville

              I am well and truly gobsmacked my friend.. thank you so much for an overwhelmingly generous comment & contribution to this page..... Neville

            • Christina8

              I love this piece, N!!! did get the ending and it was superb. (Yet those springs yearn to be relived).....Great one!

              • Neville

                many thanks indeed Christina.. much appreciated...

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                HI NEVILLE - Angela here ! Brian and I love every season and the many Poems that they spawn ~ love yours ! I have been in NEW ZEALAND for over 12 months and (as you know) in the S Hemisphere all the Seasons are opposite from the UK & USA ! Also we are almost 12 hours ahead of the UK ! (right now its 9:15am Saturday !) Its the middle of Winter but by 12 noon it will be 13C (55F) warm enough to go sailing ! Brian tells me Essex will be 25C (77F) tomorrow but Lerwick (Scotland) will only be 13C (55F) in the middle of Summer ! So NZ Poems about the Seasons dont relatea to the Months ! Here Christmas & New Year is in the Middle of Summer etc. However wherever we happen to be on the Planet we always pray that we will get ONE LAST SUMMER - AMEN !

                Blessings & Peace & Joy
                Yours ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

                • Neville

                  thank you both for stopping by and taking a peek... N

                • Santita

                  A very lovely write, Neville. Hint of nostalgia, fun, and a pang of longing

                  • Neville

                    How very kind.... you got it... many thanks my friend..... Neville

                  • Suresh

                    With each summer, there will be an autumn, winter and fall - such are the seasons, such is life.
                    Thnx for the journey

                    • Neville

                      my sincere pleasure .. and thank you for the visit.... N

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Wonderful piece Neville I am sure there will be many more summers in your life.

                      • Neville

                        Bless ya beak my lovely golden friend.. thank you so much ... Neville

                      • FineB

                        Hello Neville,

                        A good evocative write.

                        Each season has its own beauty.

                        Keep writing FineB

                        • Neville

                          Hello FineB ...

                          Evocative does it for me, so thanks a bundle & you bet'cha.... All Good Things, Neville

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