‘You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free’

Tom Petty

Chasing Summer


Published by Kathy Simmons

I am an ex New Yorker who still misses the vibrancy of the city. I seek out the humor in every day life and relay it through my stories in the hope others will appreciate as well. I love to write about growing up with my fantastically unique Irish mother whose memory inspires me every day. Although she is no longer with us, her antics are an endless staple for my tales. I currently live in Connecticut with my husband, two sons and toy fox terrier Anabel.

4 thoughts on “Wildflowers

  1. The flowers are awesome and the poem is unbelievable.
    I love the fact you are Irish. I studied in a convent school where the nuns were Irish. They were strict, I learned a lot of songs from them.
    One of the song was, ‘In Derry Vale Beside The Singing River.’
    I still remember the song, though I was seven years old then.
    Thank you Kathy. 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it a funny thing Ranu, memory? I always recall a song I learned in first grade (6 years old) also taught to me by the Catholic nuns, who taught taught us with an iron fist and could be cruel. it was a french song called “On the Bridge of Avignon.” and the chorus was “On the Bridge of Avignon, oh the dancing, oh the dancing. On the bridge of Avignon, Oh the Dancing, in a ring!” Never forgot the words or the tune. Thank you for this childhood remembrance. xxo


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