Last Moments of Summer

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Moist warm wind

moving last moments

of summer.

A busy evening hour

on the street

People out in

the front yards

to catch a

breath of air,

I open all the

windows wide

to get a flow

going

the muggy air

is heavy hardly moves

is like being

immersed in a tub

of warm water.

I drift around the

yard with a hose

filling buckets

for the cats to drink

dusk covers

me like a cloak.


September 2011




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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

What a picture you have painted. I like this.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Well thankyou! The paintings are all Maurice Pendergast. darn now I have to go and check the spelling, but that is my photo, just discovered how to add the video (while visiting at the Emerald Wells Cafe) got into discussion there and Becky Katz bless her heart explained to me in poets language how to do that.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

No paintings are not all Pendergast, must do my research!


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audy1606 5 years ago from INA

Beautiful picture and nice poetry...I like it :)


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

That is a really nice photograph. Good eye.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you for commenting audy1606,

You too mckbirdbks,

This photo taken with my cell phone (my only camera) can you believe it! (A few years back)


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jhamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

Sankeslane--It is over, summer, all the days at the beach with the kids. This summer was a memory that I will cherish forever and your poem was the soft hands and kiss goodnight that this summer deserves.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

snakeslane,

Greetings from MAKUSR. You've painted the canvas well with your words. Rich and beautiful.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you jhamann.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you MAKUSR, you are such a friendly face on Hub Pages, thanks for the visit. snakeslane


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

Hi Snakeslane, I really like this. My end of Summer experience is different to yours. Living in the UK, I love the Autumn but do not look forward to the winter ahead. I do all I can to make the most of Summer and 'at the end of Summer' have many emotions which I have yet to express in poetry. I read yours aloud and enjoyed the movement and pictures it painted. I am coincidentally a HUGE fan of Madeleine Peyroux. Thank you for this. Russ


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Russ Baleson, this summer we had no summer, cold and rain almost all the way through except for a few nice days here and there, but suddenly in September summer finally hit with a finale that was bitter sweet. Appreciate you reading (aloud!) and commenting.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Last Moments of Summer, nicely told in this poem. Our end of summer was strange in England - we had a burst of heat and sun then it suddenly turned colder. Still the occasional nice bright day for walking.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...evocative poetic thoughts by an evocative poetic writer - such words are lucky to be chosen by you.

lake erie time 1:39am


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Days, weeks, months

strut away like a gust of wind

Yesterday was the summer

And today it is winter

I'm basking in the warm sun.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hello Vinaya Ghimire, I am happy to hear you are basking in warm sun, that sounds nice. It's cold here. Big storms blow in, lots of rain and wind.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Well snakeslane, in few weeks time winter will be little hostile in Nepal because 75 percent of the country's land is mountain.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

I hope you take some pictures Vinaya. Does it snow there in Kathmandu?


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Usually it does not snow in Kathmandu, but there will be heavy snowfall in the outskirts when temperature goes down.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hope you stay warm Vinaya


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anglnwu 5 years ago

I always have a hard time letting summer go. Your poem reads like Carl Sandburg--lovely image of a typical summer evening. Rated up.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you for that lovely comment anglnwu. I am so glad you brought me back here because I see I have comments that I missed, I'm glad this poem is here to remind me because I've now totally forgotten what summer feels like.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Dear 2uesday, I thank you for such a lovely comment you left here six weeks ago, wow, sorry so late getting back to you.


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Mon ami epigramman man, there were so many conversations going on five weeks ago when you left this great comment that I somehow missed thanking you at the time, but I will thank you now, I really appreciate your taking the time to read this poem.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and awesome , very lovely , and a great cell pic too ! :)


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you very much jami l.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Snakeslane, What an effective coordination of illustrative photo with seasonal chores to convey the close of a summer well spent! In particular, I like the images of flow, such as of the air, the water and the wind.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Derdriu, your presence today at so many of my Hubs has given me such a lift, when you decide to 'follow' you are not kidding around, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit, and leave such insightful comments.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Hello Snakeslane, thanks for sharing these "Last Moments of Summer" with us. I am always especially aware of the Summer leaving, as the Fall moves in. That is a very special time, perhaps one of my favorite times of year.

Enjoyed the hub and photo, the words and picture are nice. :)


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you oceansnsunsets, happy you enjoyed. Thanks for reminding me. I could use a hit of summer right now, I should read my own Hubs!


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Beautiful in every way. I particularly loved the Summer Wind song. You KNOW how I'm fond of music. Smiles and Hugs. Peg


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Peg! Yes I do know that. :)

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