Summer Ditty

Freckledee doobie
summer me toonie,
singin’ some sillies with you.

Suckin’ orange slurpees
racin’ thru sprinklers,
singin’ our goofy-do tunes.

Hopscotch my sidewalk
ten in pink chalk,
singin’ hippity hoppity, bippity bop.

Friendship and freckles
grow in the sun.
Besties forever
singin’ as one.

It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Mish is hosting and asks us to include the word “freckle” or any form of the word in our Quadrille (a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title). Photo from

27 thoughts on “Summer Ditty

    • lillian July 29, 2019 / 3:59 pm

      Always happy to spread a little joy!


  1. kanzensakura July 29, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    What a fun write! Just like kids and summer and besties!


    • lillian July 29, 2019 / 4:00 pm

      Summer is meant for kids! Ah the freedom of youth!


  2. kim881 July 29, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    That’s a fun quadrille, Lill! I was still singing goofy-do tunes with a bestie up until a few years go – nothing better! She’ll be 67 on Thursday but I don’t see her much since she moved to France. It’s true, friendship and freckles grow in the sun.


    • lillian July 29, 2019 / 4:03 pm

      So glad you enjoyed! I still remember lemonade stands, climbing apple trees, and sitting together in our swimsuits in huge metal laundry tubs with my childhood bestie, Junie.

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      • kim881 July 29, 2019 / 4:08 pm

        We don’t have lemonade stands over here, but I’ve seen them in Peanuts and various TV programmes and films. I did climb trees though.


    • lillian July 29, 2019 / 4:04 pm

      I felt like some fun was the way to go with this word!


      • Carol J Forrester July 29, 2019 / 4:09 pm

        That was my first thought too, and then I ended up down a rather dark rabbit hole.


  3. Frank Hubeny July 29, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    The thought of freckles does remind me of “singin’ some sillies with you.”


  4. Glenn A. Buttkus July 29, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    Let’s hear it for lightheartedness; freckles demand it. I went with limerick-like stanzas.


  5. msjadeli July 29, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    :::clapping hands in delight::: “ten in pink chalk” I love your Winnie the Pooh-esque romp, Lillian.


  6. Grace July 29, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    This is a fun and delightful ditty of a poem Lillian. I can’t wait for my grandchild to grow up a bit so we can play.


  7. Mish July 29, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Freckles and friendship…aww yes, this brings back many visuals! I like the way the word freckle made you skip and dance with your words, Lil. 🙂


  8. lynn__ July 29, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    A happy little, silly little, summertime “toonie” little! 😀


  9. little learner July 30, 2019 / 4:20 am

    What a fun summertime song. You made me want to go out and start skipping in the sunshine!


  10. robtkistner July 30, 2019 / 10:27 am

    That’s a wonderful perspective on freckle-ness Lillian. This made for a great read.


  11. memadtwo July 30, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    The word does lend itself to the fun of nonsense. Summer song! (K)


  12. Lona Gynt August 1, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    My kind of summer. I remember by besties.


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