Terry D. Sutherland

SUMMER ON THE PRAIRIE

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing: January 27, 2008
Awarded: January 27, 2008
In the early morning hours
When all is calm and still
The fragrance of the flowers
Covers every pond and hill

Nature paints her canvas bright
When the prairie comes alive
On through a summer night
Under the prairie’s starlit sky

The prairie’s summer sun
Has coaxed the flower’s smile
And given each, one by one
A color to match her style

The honey bee works the day
Spreading pollen to the plants
To store the sun’s sweet rays
Directing others with a dance