AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #4: AND I QUOTE SUMMER

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

¬†from “Travels With Charley: In Search of America” by John Steinbeck

On this day (Independence Day in the United States) we consider this quote. There are many comparisons implied or assumed in this line. Summer to winter, warmth and cold, good and bad, bitter and sweet. Write a two phase poem writing about two converse items and find a balance within. You might make your title the comparison: Hot and Cold, Light and Dark… But, be sure to mention summer somewhere in your poem! (We are celebrating summer after all!)