Rachel Seidner is a senior at the International School of the Americas and an intern at National Poetry Month San Antonio. She will host the reading "High School Teachers and their Students" at the Robert E. Lee High School auditorium Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The Coming of Summer
By Rachel Seidner
The yawn of Spring creeps through the silken sky,
And Summer’s call is Nature’s violin;
Pied pipers draw the curtains from the eye –
The sun and clouds and golden light within.
So dark and thick the blanket down below
That tired bodies hesitate to rouse,
Till sun comes out and wind begins to blow,
And amber waves weave pictures through the boughs.
Light seeping through the windows of the room,
As golden rays erupt between the clouds;
The silken threads weave gold upon the loom,
Soft cloth replaces Spring’s forsaken shrouds.
And following the thread by which it came,
Spring’s flowers fray in wake of Summer’s flame.
Free; 6:30pm Monday, April 2, High School Teachers and their Students reading at Robert E. Lee High School auditorium, 1400 Jackson Keller, (210) 442-0300, neisd.net/lee. To see a calendar of all National Poetry Month events in San Antonio, go to npmsa2012.com.