Pitara Kids Network


Summer [Illustrations by Kusum Chamoli]
What a time the summer brings
Heat and sweat and iced up drinks
Some fruit sour and some so sweet
Things made up to meet the heat

Mangoes from the north and south
A mango to fill each waiting mouth
Apricots, cherries and juicy litchees
Melons, berries and lovely peaches

Out of the heat, away from the sun
Play, swim, splash – oh water’s fun
Short dark nights and bright long days
Such are some of summer’s ways