Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday WRites 155



SCORCHING HOT
By midday the sun’s scorching might
Penetrates the hapless
Tiniest worth of life in sight
Sustaining nonetheless

A desire for the shaded
Those hydrated places
Where of a thirst you can be rid
Noon time treasured spaces

Under the shaded umbrella
Of the side walk seller
The ices are from that fella
Just right for the weather

Mini skirts and strapless dresses
And bared and sandaled legs
Test of sunny paradoxes
Present day traits which begs

Of whimsy and discerning ease
A daring compromise
Hot colorist browning the leaves
Till they fall in demise

To a comforting ready earth
Willing to nourish life
Under a discerning sun’s worth
Of torrid heated strife

Hot hot hot penetrating rays
Slice season and cycle
The shadow and fraction of days
Measured in mere degrees
© gillena cox 2007
First published at Poemhunter

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21 May2015



20 comments:

  1. "Hot colorist browning the leaves till they fall in demise".. this is such a powerful image!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and linking Sanaa

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  2. So lyrical gillena..and true of summer!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rajani

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  3. Love your image of the people and nature of summer... I would like feel that heat and find a place in the shade.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

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  4. This ode to summer is brilliant. I've become a sun-worshipper since movng to the UK 26 years ago. Before that,I took the sun for granted . You did well here.

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  5. Thank you for your appreciation Vivian

    much love...

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  6. wonderful images with this...I can see myself sitting in the shade watching the world go by

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Robert

      much love...

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  7. Oh yes, summer sun's rays, can be hot, hot, hot, I perfer the shade!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Annell

      much love...

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  8. A beautiful walk into summer and all that comes with it Gellena!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Carrie

      much love...

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  9. Your poem made me think of the song that Marilyn Monroe sang, 'We're having a heatwave'! And my temperature has gone up! I love the stanza:
    'A desire for the shaded
    Those hydrated places
    Where of a thirst you can be rid
    Noon time treasured spaces'
    that's where you'd find me!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

      much love...

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  10. Your song put me in mind of that old favorite by Cole Porter - It's too darned hot! I am looking forward to the sun going down and working in my garden. thanks for your hothothot poem.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Toni

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  11. Hot hot hot. My summer garb is shorts, a golf shirt, and sandals.
    ..

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  12. Sound good😊Jim. Thanks for dropping by

    Much♥️love

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