2013 Poetry Theme Challenges

#16 Summer



Thank you all who took up the last challenge. I hope this next one provides you some food for the muse.
So let's play



Quote - The summer night is like a perfection of thought Wallace Stevens


Ode to Summer

Abundant
summer,
wagon
of
ripe
apples,
strawberry
mouth
in the greenness, lips
of wild plums,
roads
of soft dust,
midday,
red
copper drum,
and in the afternoon
the fire
relents,
the air
makes clover
dance, invades
the desert furnace,
a cool
star
rises
in the somber
sky,
in the crackling
though unscorched
summer
night

Pablo Neruda

Useful Phrases

And summer isn't a time
The summer I did nothing
Echoes of the sounds of summer
Sherry trifle sunshine

Happy quilling to you all

Jemmy
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Summer



Kathy Anderson

Quatrains of Love

Terry Clitheroe

Un Altro Giorno
Without Sunshine

Divena Collins

An Autumn Parody
Natures Artistry
Ode to a Summer Rose
Soothing Spa
Summer Madness
Summer Madness



Kathy Anderson

Quatrains of Love

Sometimes your hearts a puzzle piece
Lost in the rain rushing downstream,
Much more difficult to catch the breeze
That petals of first love fell blind behind.

Maelstrom of innocent connections
Scattered amongst the ruins of Summer
The one the only one that made sense
Wasn't the one that got away last.

Mysterious delirious wisp of joy
Never found around December noise
Came instead in the silence of March
Like a lamb sweet twilight existence.

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Terry Clitheroe

Un Altro Giorno - Catena Rondo

Do not think that you can just lay
At ease and wait the sun's caress
And dawn with hued colour dress
Do not think that you can just lay

At ease and wait the sun's caress
And autumns breezes scent the air
Playing gently with the walkers hair
At ease and wait the sun's caress

And autumns breezes scent the air
The gentle winds of morn makes sway
This morn is not just another day.
And autumns breezes scent the air

The gentle winds of morn makes sway
The pleasant breeze, the start of morn
What is the reason for any scorn?
The gentle winds of morn makes sway

The pleasant breeze, the start of morn
Hears talk of love and similar things
Then sleep, to see what morning brings.
The pleasant breeze, the start of morn

Hears talk of love and similar things
Do not think that you can just lay
This morn is not just another day.
Hears talk of love and similar things

Do not think that you can just lay
At ease and wait the sun's caress
And dawn with hued colour dress
Do not think that you can just lay.



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Without Sunshine

Love is the gift you give yourself
You must take it at face value
Embrace all the good and all the bad
Most of all you must give yourself
Your heart, your soul, completely

I gave myself to you, completely
With all my flaws and scars
And I was not frightened
You were such a gentle person
That I knew you would not hurt me

You told me that without me
Each day was without sunshine
I listened and I believed in you.
I gave you all including my heart
Now no day is without sunshine.



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Divena Collins

An Autumn Parody - Shakespeare Sonnet

Whence fine Autumn days shalt become graced
Of varied shades of leaves upon sleepy boughs
Within summer days of shade that interlaced
Upon the open glade an autumn wind ploughs .
Casting aside natures carpet of Autumn leaves
Darkened clouds that gather across the sky
Spake of thundrous nights as summer grieves
And the emigrating birds shalt leave us nigh
Before our winter times frost hail and snow
Except for our faithful little robin red breast
Such a blessing to humanity shall ever show
For this little bird is the one who knows best
Thou shalt never under estimate natures songs
For this little bird he knows where he belongs.



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Nature's Artistry

Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
Those who survived winters frost and snow
To delight the eye again with a summer show
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance.

Those who survived winters frost and snow
Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground
Thro' strength of roots natures pockets found
Those who survived winters frost and snow .

Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground
Whilst the spring sunshine is gently warming
A far cry from the past of winters warning
Pushing their fragile shoots thro`the ground

Whist the spring sunshine is gently warming
Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow
For a beautiful summer and autumn show
Whist the spring sunshine is gently warming

Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
The beauty of this earth shall stand a chance
Where natures artistry shall bloom and grow.

Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance
Those who survived winters frost and snow
To delight the eye again with a summer show
Flowers this year shall bloom in abundance.



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Ode To A Summer Rose

Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
From heat that sends a bright suns rays
To a rambling rose within a summers haze
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one.

From heat that sends a bright suns rays
This rose that flourished shall surely die
Without moisture from the summer sky
From heat that sends a bright suns rays.

This rose that flourished shall surely die
So beautiful but fragile within her grace
And within the season lost pride of place
This rose that flourished shall surely die.

So beautiful but fragile within her grace
Deepest of red within scents of damask
Destined to perish was to be a final task
So beautiful but fragile within her grace

Deepest of red within scents of damask
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
By the heat of a summers season of sun
Deepest of red within scents of damask.

Of fragrant petals that droop one by one
From heat that sends a bright suns rays
To a rambling rose within a summers haze
Of fragrant petals that droop one by one.



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Soothing Spa

Come let me soothe all your worries away
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
That shall ease and relax thy tired mind
Come let me soothe all your worries away

Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
Submitting to pleasures of healing balm
Within scented oils to remain as calm
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind.

Submitting to pleasures of healing balm
To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart
Temperature shall arise upon thy chart
Submitting to pleasures of healing balm.

To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart
Shall not only add hot coals to the fire
Which shall stir within thy wanton desire
To awaken pulses of a throbbing heart.

Shall not only add hot coals to the fire
Come let me soothe all your worries away
But a sensual massage that leads astray
Shall not only add hot coals to the fire

Come let me soothe all your worries away
Gently within pressure of a sensual kind
That shall ease and relax thy tired mind
Come let me soothe all your worries away.



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Summer Madness

Help me if you please I am in dire need
I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
Because of a wasp settled on my lip
Help me if you please I am in dire need.

I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
For I cannot even move a tiny muscle
Much is the space inside my bustle
I shall never drink not yet can I sip.

For I cannot even move a tiny muscle
Oh If only I could show that I am cross
But all I can say is that I am at a loss
For I cannot even move a tiny muscle.

Oh If only I could show that I am cross
It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after
How should I know that it was a disaster
Oh If only I could show that I am cross.

It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after
Sweet flavours of a summer strawberry
If nothing else I shall be far from merry
It's my lip gloss I am sure that he's after.

Sweet flavours of summer strawberry
Help me if you please I am in dire need
I think he is sampling my top upper lip
Sweet flavours of summer strawberry

Help me if you please I am in dire need
I shall never drink not yet shall I sip
Because of a wasp settled on my lip
Help me if you please I am in dire need.



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