There's something about poetry that saves me… ~ Martin Espada
Beautifully done, Mary. I love "weighted down by heat I drag the sun behind me" — I know that feeling too well.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
Lovely imagery, Mary, we could do with some sun here in Ireland.I have been entertaining my little ones over the summer so I havent been Magpie-ing much, nice to catch up.
Hello, Madame.I like your take on the picture. The method was unconventional, but it turned out well. Good job.BTW, I appreciate your comment on my literati. Thanks. :)
Kay - Thank you Kay. Thanks for reading!Brigid - Thanks, I would love to send you some sun; we have been getting baked here. Good to 'see' you again - always love your Irish yarns. I hope you and the family are having a good summer. Green - Green? Thank you; glad you stopped by. I liked your piece very much, and look forward to reading more from you.
I think I need a tall glass of water now.
It's interesting how the photo prompted heat and dryness in a lot of our poems!I like your succinct commentary, almost haiku-like!
Tess - I'll drink to that!Nicholas (Nic?) - Yes, I noticed there are a lot of heated poems from this prompt. Of course here, in the mid-west we are in the midst of a long heat spell. Thank you, and thanks for following!
The Dog Days of August often leave me feeling like I'm working on a chain gang! Great Magpie.
You always create such feeling in your poems, wonderfully written.
What an interesting piece...You made every word count...mighty summer some!:)
You have captured the thought of heat and thirst in the prompt Mary...it sure has been dry in my kneck of the woods....love your blog! :-)
Helen - Glad you could relate - thanks!Deborah - Thank you, good to 'see' you here.Erratic Thoughts - Thanks, glad you stopped in.Carrie - Yes, here too it's been so very hot and dry, I miss the ozone layer! Thanks Carrie.
I think the signs and symptoms (a nurse thing) of a superb poet is the ability to paint a clear picture with few words and images. My diagnosis of you is obvious: superb!
there have beendays i felt as if i were dragging the sun behind me...an epitaph...nice...
Victoria - Thank you so much! Brian - Thanks!
Neat and sweet, Mary!
Thanks Dick! Not sure where the picture went that is supposed to go with it.