Wednesday, July 17, 2013

turquoise





I feel turquoise- like this shore on the beach
I sink and let go, but

 I must close the evening, go home
This need to be wet emerges like a river
Dry, though

In my car the wind burns deep to the bones
What  alerts me…  
May I breathe in next time?

So dry and high
That grass-  like my dreams

A wet towel will cover me tonight
If I dare sleep a while.

You sure you hate cloudy Julies?

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IMAGE > Mediterranean by Marta Orlowska

 

Hi my dear friends,
Today I am joining Verse First ~  Water Table at  Poets United 
and Feeling the Heat with our Poetry Jam friends.
 Enjoy! 

30 comments:

  1. You have captured the heat of July.......I love "so dry and high that grass - like my dreams".

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    1. I am glad you like that
      thanks for commenting

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  2. Your use of enjambment adds interest and life to the piece. Nice contribution.

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    1. Thank you Kim for hosting and commenting
      :-)

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  3. ah i have that desire to get wet right now as well...its smoking hot...was just out skating with the boys and i am drenched...ha we were just saying last week it had been so wet with rain...now we could use it...smiles

    my what long legs she has...

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    1. Smiles
      ha ha ha

      those legs... a bit like mine...
      And yes... we never seem to be satisfied

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  4. The image is great with your words. Perfect for this month, a good month for turquoise…

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    1. Thanks Anthony... I like you like my choice of pics too :-)
      [It took me ages and I am not too happy with it yet ]

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  5. Amazing poem... I just love it! I feel orange.

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    1. Thanks Laurie
      Of course orange is more the color of heat- but turquoise seems so fresh to calm down..
      :-)

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  6. You have captured it! Nice one!

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    1. Good to see you here Annell
      My pleasure

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  7. Great pictures you have have painted and this feels full of heat, well done.

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    1. Emoticon for flattering I need :-)

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  8. Oh I love the idea of feeling turquoise......and a wet towel seems wise.

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    1. Yes, a wet towel is the only thing that helps me sleep in the burning nights of summer
      Thank you MARY!

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  9. Hey Dulce, had you written this poem backwards, I'd still say "Glad to see you back blogging. "Time-Outs" are good! (Some are WILD!)
    Turquoise! Hot, dry days of July. WHO would not expect? Cool, rainy days, who would not kneel in gratitude? But,, ya know? I love all of it, cloudy, sunny and clear, windy...all of any one would be BORRING...

    These lines:
    "...So dry and high
    That grass- like my dreams
    (and)
    A wet towel will cover me tonight..." are especially worthy.

    My opinion: This not your best writing. All you ever needed --a little inspiration, un poco de tiempo, and voila! the BEST comes from your pen!

    I've done enough damage here, gonna "sink and let go"!!!
    PLEASE
    AGAIN
    SOON

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    1. Thank you Steve... I keep loving you loooong comments.
      Hugs
      D.

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  10. Feeling turquoise is quite a wonderful idea in the face of heat! I enjoyed reading this.

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  11. Love this! "feeling turquoise" such a beautiful thought, beckoning me to the ocean.

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  12. Sleep under wet towel... wow - it's hot! Love your big letters...attitude :)

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  13. A wet towel will cover me tonight
    If I dare sleep a while.

    What we can do to counter the heat. Alternatives are aplenty! Nice capture Dulce!

    Hank

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  14. Your poem is perfectly charming ... color me turquoise too.

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  15. This is stunning..love the bit about the grass, really pulls you into the setting.

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  16. Moving homeward through dry heat ... yes, a damp towel would be so refreshing ... that and the cooler dark of the night ... ahhh, hot July! You've created wonderful visual atmosphere and mood in this piece!

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  17. You had me flashing back to days without car A/C--that car wind does burn your bones! Excellent write :-)

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THANKS for reading and taking the time to give some feedback!
D.