Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.
Fish are jumping, and the cotton is high.
Freshly Pegged, is gonna be on vacation.
But hush, little baby, don’t you cry.
You’re busy. I’m busy. The faboo writers I usually feature are busy. Rather than trotting out all that talent for a reading public that has gone on vacation, Freshly Pegged is taking the rest of the summer off.
Don’t misunderstand – the Peg behind Freshly Pegged will still be around. I’ll still be doing my thang. I’m just rolling up the welcome mat for guest bloggers for a little while.
I just found out Freshly Pegged was mentioned on The Daily Post today. I’m thrilled! Of course this WOULD be the day I announce this feature is taking a little holiday.
For today, since it’s been too hot to think around here lately, let’s revisit a seasonal favorite…
Ode To A Tree In Summer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
While lying in a leafy glade
In summer’s heat, the blessed shade.
But when dog days get even hairier,
I long, instead, for Willis Carrier.
Cuz when the temp hits 103,
I’d rather chill with my A/C.
*Many heartfelt thanks to Willis Carrier, the inventor of the modern air conditioner.
Abject apologies to poet Joyce Kilmer, the author of “Trees”.