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  Hail Summer
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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ďA perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,

The birds are singing, the squirrels are playing,

And the lawn mower is broken.Ē

James Dent

The summer solstice is upon us

Itís once again that time of year

Itís time to kick back and relax

Itís time to chug a very cold beer

ĎSolsticeí derives from Latin

ĎSolí being the Latin word for Sun

ĎSistereí means Ďto cause to stand stillí

Sure sounds to me like a day to have fun

But my wife has other plans for me

She wants me doing summer chores

And of course I told her that I would

As she rushed off to work out the door

But I think Iíll just hang out today

And celebrate the arrival of summer

My day will be delightfully refreshing

But I bet tonight will be a real bummer

Iím sure my spouse will curse at me in Spanish

As she usually does when Iíve been a lazy boy

But for the rest of the day Iím going to chill out

And celebrate all this tranquil Summer Solstice joy

Little Darlin, I canít understand a word youíre sayin

Little Darlin, it seems to me you need to chill out, too

Little Darlin, here comes the sun, here comes the summer

And I say it's all right,

It's all right, Chica,

So Donít Be So BlueÖ

Summer, Summer, Summer,

Here It Comes!

©2006, Chillin Out Ed

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/23/2006
You squeezin that puppy dog between logs, Ed... what's gotten into you??!! Seems to me like you're takin Cookie Monster a bit far... have you turned Big and Blue yet? The English summer is turning me Big Bird at the moment, so quite fancy joining you on Sesame Street here... Guess your number will be up when Rebecca finds out your favourite hiding place and watering hole, though... Think you will have more than sunstroke on that sweet hide of yours! Khica Kheeky Kate xx
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 6/22/2006
Love it! Cute photo too...
Reviewed by J M 6/22/2006
Oh Ed, I love the art and the notation but the poem is so wonderful!!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/22/2006
HaH! little eddie the rascal is playing in the sun, while his hard working wife wonders "Will the yard work ever get done?".....
oh okay I know you'll do it eventually, when you grow up;-) hahaha

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/22/2006
a perfect day to kick back, and enjoy...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/21/2006
fun read
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/21/2006
Can I have a sip of your beer sir eddie???!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/21/2006
Pass over the beer :-) Good day for a sun tan too :-)
Reviewed by Helen Downey 6/21/2006
Ed, Great picture and wonderful poem. I think I'll just rest and have a beer now.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/21/2006
KB is running naked around stonehenge again... Eating frogs legs and spiders toe nails...
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/21/2006
Oh this has been a grrreat summer, uncharacteristically(gee that doesn't look right)cool-staying in the high seventies, low 80's.
Purrfect! What you need is a robot mower, Ed. Just sit in the chaise, beer in one hand and remote in the other. Deed's done, everyone's happy. Just have to tell the cats to stay clear. Have you ever seen a cat with a bald tail? Not a pretty sight. Enjoy your summer!

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/21/2006
Summer sure is lots of fun, as is your poem! (Love the heat, as long as there is an AC close bye when we need it)
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/21/2006
lol This is good Ed. You gotta chill right?
I love that pic it's just too funny.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/21/2006
It's only the first day of summer, Ed, and I am already counting the days to fall and winter! This Texas heat just doesn't go very well with me; as i get older, the heat bothers me more. Give me cold weather, give me snow, GIVE ME ALASKA!!! WHAAAAAA!!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

ADORABLE write and pic; too cute! Thanks for the grins today! :)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/21/2006
i long for summer during the winter and look forward to fall when the heat descends, never happy except for those lovely days of spring and fall.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/21/2006
And I'm already looking forward to fall, Ed; the heat here is about to kill me! Although there are longer evenings to enjoy nature's beauty...great poem!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/21/2006
Ed, this is precious..Thanks so much
Reviewed by A PAX 6/21/2006
you have the right attitude...........
but they say
manana never comes.......

the cookies are pateint

love your poem and pic lolol
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/21/2006
Wow. your poem absorbed me deep in its inspiring and rather meaningful verses. Happy summer to you ED. and thanks for the beautiful words of James Dent.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/21/2006
Reminds me of that wonderful old song " Here Comes Summer "...
Those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer..
My favorite season of them all !
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/21/2006
Leave it to your inimitable style and sense of what is important in life to get Summer off to a roaring(With Laughter) start.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/21/2006
Hahaha! Summer has us doing crazy things. Cute photo. and an entertaining poem!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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