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Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Reflection for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts with a Wordle this week. Click the link to see the image and read other poems.





Summer Reflection


pineapple scents
and corn silks
drift on jet streams
Christo drapes
color the globe
to circle deep summer

days of zero shade
moistened by early dew
haunt hungry tongues
ahead of August's
Green Moon rising
once upon a reflection




      Pool Reflection, a digital photo.
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29 comments:

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully crafted! And the image really complements the poem! Great work!

-Weasel =)

Ann Best said...

A beautiful poem and image.
Ann

Derrick said...

"haunt hungry tongues
ahead of August's
Green Moon"

evokes a powerful image.

Gordon Mason said...

Great images, enjoyed the flow.

jinksy said...

Wonder why deep summer suggests heat, not cool? Interesting...

Sam Liu said...

The imagery is vivid, and perfectly complimented by the poem's alluring rhythm.

Helen said...

Written perfectly with the Season in mind ..........

Sue said...

your poem is very much a summer poem, evoking heat and dryness, but the digital photo makes me think of crystaline winter nights.

flaubert said...

Susan beautiful and evocative!
Pamela

Diane T said...

I'm impressed Tumbleweed! The wordle words never even struck me. I particular like 'corn silks'.

Rallentanda said...

I remember Christo draping an entire headland here..spectacular site like your summer poem.

Stan Ski said...

You put the words to work and they did a really good job for you.

Wayne Pitchko said...

the words tumbled out nicely..thanks for sharin this

Ralf Bröker said...

Strong poem with many keywords and layers.

Best wishes
Ralf

nan said...

Great poem full of rich images of summer. I liked how you used "silk." Corn silks say summer to me!

annell said...

How very, very lovely.....seems to lilt and drift, beautifully. Being held almost breathlessly.

Jeeves said...

Lovely poem and image

Naquillity said...

your work in both word and photo is great. hope all is well.

Joseph Harker said...

Very nice... the "Christo drapes" really stand out to me for some reason. Thank you for sharing!

Deb said...

I love the sounds in your poems, and this is no exception. It's a delight to read out loud -- nice pacing, too.

gautami tripathy said...

I could smell it!

dances of the zeroes

Paul Oakley said...

I like the way so much of the flow and meaning here seems to reside in the last word of each line.

Beautiful movement from corn silks drifting to Christo drapes, which are equally as ephemeral. And silky.

Ending with a reflection and, in the same stanza, including shade, puts us, via Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" into a realm of uncertain perceptions.

Very nice exploration of an overpowering season!

gospelwriter said...

hmm... thought I responded to this - looks like I didn't though. I do like it a lot, especially days of zero shade - the way you worded that and cleverly got your words in. oh, and the last line, cool, very cool.

Cynthia Short said...

Quite dreamy...I love your unique thoughts on this, also. (I had forgotten about Cristo until now!)

irene said...

Wondrous reflection..

Francis Scudellari said...

I like how this engages the different senses.

Stafford Ray said...

"Christo drapes
color the globe"
Tried to buy one of his art pieces once.
Seriously, is there something special about your August moon? It appears over and over in song and poetry... two poems I read tonight!

EKSwitaj said...

This is a poem to hold onto through the cold months ahead. Love the way you worked zero in (or am I the only one who found that especially challenging?)

Tina said...

Lovely poem. Gorgeous photo. Thanks for your visit and comments at Life is Good.