Summer comes
in a blaze of heat
with sunny smiles
and dusty feet

Then seasons change
to muddy roads
monsoons and mangoes
leapfrogs and toads
The poet talks about various seasons in this poem. She starts with summer. She says it starts with an intense wave of heat. Blaze refers to a large, fierce burning fire. Summer starts like a bright flame of fire. It brings in new energy to all creatures on earth. The new beginnings are met with smiles.
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Sunshine brings a smile in our faces!
Summer is a good time to go outdoors. The poet says our feet becomes dusty because people tend to go out and play/work out/walk when the weather is warm and pleasant.
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Summer is a time to play; it makes our feet dusty!
Then as time passes, the season changes to rainy season, also known as monsoon. Roads are covered in wet mud due to monsoon rains.
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Roads are muddy during rainy season!
When water stagnates in roads and empty plots, it paves the way for breeding of frogs and toads. They enjoy the season and play about in the water by leaping high in the air. It is a time for ripening of mangoes and they are seen everywhere in the market.
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Frogs and toads play in the rain!
Meanings of difficult words:
blazea very large or fiercely burning fire
muddycovered in or full of mud
leapto jump high
dustycovered with tiny bits of sand
toadsa tailless amphibian with a short stout body and short legs
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-3 English Standard-6. Indian Seasons - Nisha Dyrene  (pp 81-83). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.