Thursday, July 20, 2006

Heat wave

dizzy from lack of sleep,
sipping coffee in the warm air
of morning, its steam drifting
up before the ragged grass,

tired eyes move slowly to
track a raven's shadow
from the high reaches of a
sycamore into still air

drooping leaves of the appletree
sigh from last night's heat
and turn again into the sun's
broadening, white brilliance


Blogger rdl said...

nice, very nice.

7/20/2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

shrugging off the dark...and the heat, reaching for the light--i love it!

7/20/2006 12:02 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

oh dear, the heat is permeating the whole country! it will be in the mid 90s in seattle this weekend - an unheard of high before august!

water that thirsty apple tree! ;)

7/20/2006 12:21 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

What to do in the heat?- is Nature's way.

7/20/2006 12:35 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

We're all wilting in it's brillance. Blooming in the brillance of this poem!!

7/20/2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Yes, you capture the oppressive heat. We also droop like the appletree leaves, but we can come in out of the light. Although there is no respite.

7/20/2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

'the sun's / broadening, white brilliance'

captured exactly!

7/21/2006 12:33 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

We are all the leaves of that apple tree. A very nice placement of words.

7/21/2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I hope it cools down for you, in your spot, me, I love the heat, feeling like I flow into the day, that I'm alive with the rhythms of life around me. The cold I find separating and that I am a rigid figure moving in the wind over the snow. Let warmth reign! (Sorry, got carried away :)

7/21/2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

I yearn for winter.

7/22/2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Though the heat has mitigated for a few days, your words evoke it beautifully!

May your eyes find rest this weekend!


7/22/2006 10:38 AM  
Blogger Dale said...


7/22/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

You can even appreciate the sun in this? You've reminded me that all things are for a purpose, sometimes even beyond our understanding.

No. Ca was 112 degrees yesterday!!!

7/24/2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm still waiting for it to cool down...

7/26/2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

I so enjoy reading your poems ... thank you.

7/30/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Becca, it's nice to see you here. Thank you for letting me know.

7/31/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

Nice capturing of the mood and feeling, morning after a hot, sleepless night. I like this very much.

8/05/2006 4:51 AM  

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