Midsummer time languishes,
spring's bursting forth
long since soothed -n- settled.
Metallic wings skim over listless ponds,
hover, watch. Fish slap -n- flop,
birds exchange half-hearted warbles
and sun-glazed horses swish corn-silk tails
as shadows slant long, cool fingers,
cue the katydids to defy season's stupor.
by Margaret Bednar, July 10, 2014
This is what it sounds like in my neck of the woods come night:
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Word List for July" - of which I used three words: burst(ing), exchange, defy.