to fall in love,
yellow fever dances.
sweat pearls down pinked
a River District swimming in
haze, dreaming in Decembers.
nights with no fire-
works, only stars.
23 thoughts on “in heat”
happy birthday sweetie!
thanks, dear! you’re such a sweetheart!
The raw elements
Of the Big Island
Rub the the gritty real
Like cajun seasoning
On red meat
always happy to receive the gift of one of your comment-poems. 🙂 not a big red-meat eater, but longing to see the places you describe nonetheless.
best always, my friend.
The imagery is very creative… amazing write
deep and intense… enjoyed reading 🙂
Great images, but the linebreaks make this poem even better.
wow – super cool pic and the heat in your words..loved it – great imagery and very effectively placed line breaks esp. in the last two lines..yellow fever dances…nice..
Summer is arriving . Thanks for the very summer reading here today – a nifty glimpse from your eyes.
love the imagery here.. creates a wonderful picture.
ugh…i feel the heat…its been near 100 here the last couple days…sticky for sure…hope it cools for you…enjoyable one shot…
Artful and lithe words, describing both feeling and time, the inside and outside. Enjoyed this all, but esp. the central verse beginning “…lamplight drownings;
yellow fever dances…” with a fine close.
Nice imagery…nice one shot!
Great images. What was a wispy dream of December can become a heavy reality in August.
And interesting that this is the second “sticky” love poem I’ve read this week.
You have captured the atmosphere of heat extremely well. To fall in love, stickily.
Funny how we want the cold
Stating it all bold
Except when we get it we want the heat
As the cold it can beat
Never satisfy most of us
As most need to fuss
I enjoyed the thoughts this brought
Glad your write I caught
hey no offense intended on richmond…i have crawled all over it and seen many of its facets…smiles.
no offense taken; i guess i’m just a little territorial… 🙂
Ooohh… the force of the elements.. so well pictured, Siubhan..
LOVED the rawness here… had a stark sensuality to it!! Wonderful!!
This is beautiful. every word is so well chosen, and the flow has a powerful draw to it. Great write!
The elemental depictions painted a very vivid image.. loved it!
Thanks, all, for your visits and kind comments, as always. Welcome to summer indeed!
Oh geez I’d forgotten how good a poet you are. I really should visit more often.
‘To fall in love, stickily’ really stood out.. also love this –
incandescence. >two wonderful words… aren’t the ‘sc’ words great? I’ve had a passion for them ever since childhood (sssh)
Great piece, Joanna
You painted a fantastic image of the beauty of nature