Senryu Poetry, Summertime Heaven

Polka Dot Bikinis

Summertime heaven

Community pool open

Polka dot Bikinis

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Bicycle basket

Loaded with oils and lipstick

Towel and flipflops

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Paddling hurriedly

Excitement mounting

Everyone waving

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School buddies embraced

Divas parade single file

Hip diving board scene

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Memories remain

Fondly lasting a lifetime

Summer Vacation

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Good evening Always exploring.. I love your summertime Heaven Senryu Poetry.. You really are good at this.. It really makes me want summer here.. voted up

debbie


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful poem of memories. Voted up and beautiful


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ah longing for those summer days, to sit in the sun on a beach and remember the fun days of past vacations.

Haven't hear that Elvis song for many years. Thanks for sharing


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

There is music and laughter in the air..

Thanks for making my evening...

Have a wonderful evening and sweet dreams to you..

Wish you lots of summer fun


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I loved this set--nostalgic and wonderful--


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

I love your comment AudreyHowit.. It is so sweet and direct.. Hubbers must be lucky to have you.. Me too of course.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Great to see the energy flow and the great memories.

Bless d give thanks.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini; the best kind of nostalgia. Well done Always.


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

AE, summery fun neatly captured in your bunch of senryu's. Light and breezy... enjoyed it!


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I never did learn to swim, but I do love the weather. I tended to sit in hot tubs instead. I love the poem.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

In the tropical climate, where I live, summer means torrid weather, mosquitoes and blazing sun. Thanks for sharing beautiful summer scenes, I loved all he images in haiku.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A great reminder of our youthful summer days when it seemed as if they'd never cease.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Oh, awesome days of summer; hasten to our shores! Thanks for reminding me that these dreary winter days are fading fast:)Voted up and thanks for sharing!


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Ellie May. You look like Ellie May Clampett. I've always known you were a hotty. And a poet, such an awesome verse. Lovely Ruby...


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SomewayOuttaHere 4 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

...good summertime memories!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Debbie, That pool is still there and going strong..We used to spend our whole summer vacation having a ball. I lived at least five miles from the pool, my trusty bike was my constant companion..Fun memories.Thank's for joining in the fun....Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Writer, Happy to see you..Thank you..


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Hi Ruby,

Beautiful as always. I cannot choose a favourite but I thnk they are all my favourite.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, and beautiful. Another great poem to your wonderful collection of poetry. Can't wait to walk outside and feel the warmth in the air:) Hope all is well and hope you have a great day! Best to you and see you soon.


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Ivona Poyntz 4 years ago from UK

Makes me look forward to MY summer vacation! (currently freezing in the UK)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, I am there, sick of this cold. Writing summer senryu poetry helps a little. I was pleasently surprised when I found that video of Elvis. Thank you for dropping by my place..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Capediun, I am looking forward to summer. I will never say that i am tired of mowing the grass ever again..HaHa..Really the winter has not been real bad. I can remember when i was a kid, it was really cold here with lots of snow. I am happy i made your evening..Thank you for telling me..Cheers My friend....


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Tired of mowing your grass, Ruby dear?

Get yourself a goat or tame a deer.

It will cheerfully eat all that growing green,

While you can sit by your television screen.

Your poetry my sweet,

It just can't be beat.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Aww..Ruby, you made me go back to my school days when polka dots were in :) Well fashion keeps coming and going but, the bike ride and cycling fast to reach the pool...priceless!

Beautiful senryu!

BTW...I love your profile pix. Beauty radiated with poise.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, I am so happy you liked this. Thank you for coming by to visit..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Capedium, I agree. It is wonderful to have a hubber friend who praises our efforts with joyful comments..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sky, I hope you have some great memories to share too. Thank you for coming by my friend...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mck, I wish i had thought of that song to put on this. I have a one track mind when it comes to Elvis.HaHa Your comment, 'Nostalgia' made me smile..Thank you my friend..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shimmering Dawn, I am glad you found this light and breezy, something to lift the spirit until spring arrives..Thank you my friend..Cheers


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perfectperception 4 years ago from USA

Summertime at its best. bravo. this was great


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

What lovely memories you've pulled out of my depths with this senryu's, Ruby :)

Friday afternoons at the public swimming pool, me and my pals. We were 14. The girls and boys separate, but checking each other properly out.

I was shy to walk, what about parading up and down or diving into the pool, because I did not have well-developed calves to boast with. So the day the most beautiful and popular boy walked by and gave me ever so casual a cold drink, I was so thrilled I could not stop smiling.

Stunning picture of you!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Flora, I have a story about how i learned to swim. Two boys took me to the deep side of the pool, telling me they would hold tight until we reached the edge, when we got to the middle, they turned lose, I swam to the side. I was furious. They told me they knew that was the only way i would conquer my fear of water, and they were correct, but i was still MAD..HaHa..Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, The blazing sun and mosquitos sound good to me. Hee. I am soo ready for summer. Happy you liked the images in my haiku..Thank you so much for coming by..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blossom, I know, lazy summer day's that lingered..What a great time we had. Those were the good ole days. Happy it brought back a memory..Thank you for coming to my place..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Donna, Happy to share a little sunshine. Thank you for visiting my corner..Cheers..


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh those lazy hazy days of summer - the polka dot bikini reminded of the song 'itzy bitzy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini' or something like that - I danced the jive a few times to that tune!!

Now I'm looking forward to summer, thanks Ruby and voted up!

Best wishes lesley


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

A.A., I can't stop laughing..Ellie Mae..YEA..You made my day, now if i can just find PA..HaHa I reckon he'd take me to Cala forn ia where it's warm..HaHa.. Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello SomeWayOuttaHere, Nice to meet you. Thank you for remembering good memories..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy, You always make me feel good with your special accolades. Thank you for being a faithful hubber friend..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, I'm with you. The first day it reaches 70 i'm basking in the sun..I can't wait!! Thank's for coming by to spread a little sunshine...Cheers


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Had to come back for another visit--guess I am missing summer!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ivona, Good to see you. I guess it is as cold in The UK as it is here? One more month to go..YEA..Thank you Dear friend..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

drbj you 'dun made my day

I think i'll get me a goat

I wonder, will it eat hay?

If not, i'll buy it some corn

Then i'll make it a little necklace

With a tootin' toot horn

That way i can keep up with the little sweety

Cos i know i'll fall deeply in love

With my precious little goat Tweety


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ruchira, I'm so glad you enjoyed this little look back in time and happy it brought back memories of school days and polka dot bikinis. About the picture, I thought i would grow up a bit...HaHa..Thank you ..You are precious...


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Ruby,

This summer piece is right on time, the perfect remedy for the winter blahs... the imagery and music are lovely, truly heartwarming. Voted UP & Beautiful.

BTW, I will agree with AAZ that your pic is exquisite! Hugs, mar.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello PerfectPerfetion, Thank you so much. I love your enthusiasm..Glad you enjoyed..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie, What a lovely memory. Isn't it great to be able to bring up memories that lay dormant for years. Some of my best memories are at the pool. Thinking we were so cool in our bathing suits. There was always a boy i was madly in love with..HaHa..Thank you Dear friend for coming to visit..Hugs.. I changed the picture because i thought it was time to grow up a bit..Hee


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley, Happy to see you..I added the video, Polka dot bikini after i read your comment..It goes with this piece..We both danced to that one..HaHa..Thank you for coming by..Glad you enjoyed..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

HaHa, Audrey, Happy to see you back again. I added another video..Enjoy and thank you..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. So happy to see you. I have had the winter blahs for a month. I must say i feel better just thinking of a summer vacation..A.A. thinking i looked like Ellie Mae made my day and thank you for the sweet compliment..Cheers my friend..Thank you for coming..


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sofs 4 years ago

Summer is already here.. the days are becoming hot but not tiresome as yet... I look forward to the flowers... the plants are all ready for the season... a dip in the pool would be great in the hot summer afternoons... Lovely words pictures and you have me dreaming already! Have a lovely day!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Ruby,

This is sure a fun hub. I am catching up slowly but surely...Reminds me of what is around the corner..Thank you for the smiles..sunshine oozing here!

Hugs,

Sunnie


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Aha Sophie, Lucky you, living where it is always warm. I am looking forward to planting a garden and lots of flowers. Have a wonderful day my friend..Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sunnie, I know what you mean by catching up..It seems impossible sometimes, but happy you made it by my place. Thank you my friend..Have a great day..Sunny Cheers


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Towels and flipflops and oil, Ah yes it brings back so many memories! lovely Haiku Ruby.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Oh I can remember the days when I wore polka dot bikinis. Now I cover up as much as possible. Thanks for the memories-and for Elvis!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell, Aha a day at the pool..I wonder if kids enjoy it today, as much as we did? Happy it brought back memories. Cheers my friend and thank you..


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow I am so looking forward to Summertime and much warmer weather. I am definitely not a winter person! Great poem as always.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello acaetnna, Happy to see you..We are on the same page..Summertime..YEA..Thank you..Cheers


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

love the warmth of summer, it takes the goosebumps away...and maybe the shaking of the earth we are now experiencing in our place...


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Poem, Ruby ~ It's freezing right now, but that poem blew some warm air in my face while I read it.

Can't wait till the summer... :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello raciniwa, Oh, The earth shaking is scary..Hurry summer so those goosebumps will go away. Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elena, HaHa..Love your comment..Thank you my friend..Cheers


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Your poems always make me smile. So full of cheer. Love the Elvis videos. :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Caroline, Thank you. Your comment makes me smile. We both love Elvis.....


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MFB III 4 years ago from United States

In my mid February- funk,

you take me back to

summers lovely trunks,

that hold the sweet aromas

of vacations of the senses,

in June July And August,

now most sadly all past tenses.

I can smell the chlorine mingled with,

that coconut lotion spread,

and enjoy the sun baked towel

cradling my wet body and head,

and I see her blue eyes opening

to acknowledge I am there,

as she pulls me close in a damp embrace

for the kisses we will share.

Lovely Hub---always exploring~~~~MFB III


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello MFB III, Thank you for the beautiful poetry. And thank you for gracing my page....


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Ah Ruby,

As I sit and brave, this cold wave

Your poem sings, warmth it brings

Sand and Sea, summertime glee

my heart swims, happiness brims...

thank you for the sunny senryu...

Mohan


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Aha Mohan, How very lovely. Thank you for gracing my page. Take care my friend...Cheers


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savanahl 4 years ago

What lovely poetry. The imagery is so strong you can almost smell the coconut suntan oil. Love it.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Savanakl, Happy to see you..I love your comment..Thank you..Smiles..


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice work, Ruby. Excited for summer!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Justin, So happy to see you again. Thank you for the nice work comment..Summer..Woopee!!!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

That is another cool one, Ruby. COO! HEH-HEH!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes,, Thank you ..cool is COOL..Hee

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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