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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sticky Sweet Summer Memories

Starcraft pop-up towed behind faux wood paneled station wagon
Marshmallows burning to sticky sweet perfection
Odor of pine needles and earth
Rain pelting canvas, resonant and mellow
Eating bologna and cheese sandwiches while waiting for fish to bite
Summer smells of sweat, Coppertone, and bug spray

Not ours but quite similar! Source
submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Camped Out In the Garden

9 comments:

Herotomost said...

Now that sounds like camping to me and right about know that bologna and cheese sandwich sounds fantastic. I was beginning to think that I was the only one who ever had a positive experience with camping…lol. Great memories and a great piece of writing, thanks for posting to my challenge!!!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

oh i so love camping. never had a wheeled camper. just pup tent and a ten man military green (from vietnam era). love roughing living off natures natural gifts.
didn't do 'smores' but did eat balogna, crackers, jerky, drank a lot of water.

good to hear from you, mi amiga

Kerry O'Connor said...

Clever! I must admit that camping comes with its own set of memories - not all of them bad.

Brian Miller said...

oh how i know these...ha...my parents got a pull out starcraft...i always stayed in a tent for the privacy and it was always so much more like camping to me....smiles....love being by the fire...and hey, if you go again, try peanut butter on your smore...its good....

Fireblossom said...

I like your acrostic. I like it a whole lot more than I ever liked camping!

Susie Clevenger said...

I remember those days from the early days of my marriage..precious memories

Helen said...

Pass the s'mores please! Acrostics are fun ...

Helena said...

Now if camping looked like THIS I'd consider it more!

Mynx said...

Love camping. Great writing