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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Nights

Summer Night, Albert Bloch (1913)

The summer nights play on and on
You move like a sax solo
languid in the heat
dreamy, bluesy
Like a sleepy cat you stretch
The air wicks off notes of jasmine 
honeysuckle
into the thickness
We wait
for the ending measures of summer
with sweat in our eyes
and syncopated heartbeats
while the summer nights play on
and on.

submitted for The MagMag 133

13 comments:

Ginny Brannan said...

"We wait
for the ending measures of summer
with sweat in our eyes
and syncopated heartbeats
while the summer nights play on
and on."

Yes, it certainly feels like this, doesn't it. The days still quite hot, but at least some reprieve in the evenings!
Enjoyed reading your Magpie, well penned!

Brian Miller said...

nice...between moving like a sax sound and a cat....love the moves you make in this...smooth mouse....

Heaven said...

I like heat dreamy and bluesy like a sleepy cat ~ Summer can go on and gon ~

Lovely take on the prompt ~

Grace

Susan said...

I love the orchestration of sound, smell, etc--I love the entire orchestra and the dancers too, particularly this seductive and true end: "We wait for the ending measures of summer with sweat in our eyes and syncopated heartbeats while the summer nights play on and on." mmm

jabblog said...

This captures a hot, steamy summer night and the languor that can arise. Lovely.

darev2005 said...

Mmmmmm..... *stretch*
Very nice.
I could hear it and smell it.
Very nice indeed!

Jinksy said...

Sweat be gone! :)

Helen said...

Mouse, my heartbeat slowed just reading this languid (love that word) piece!!

Mama Zen said...

Now THAT is sultry!

Tess Kincaid said...

Jazzy!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Very nice...I like......

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, I do love this! Smooth and beautiful.

Margaret said...

You move like a sax solo
languid in the heat

Oh, my! This prompt has really brought out some amazing lines and that is one of my favorites!