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August Summer, a Poem

Updated on August 14, 2012

All the Other Augusts

All the other Augusts,

have been upended,

the heatwaves radiate from the Butte,

the wet mulching of leaves

has not even begun...,

I tramp the hobbit land,

directly surrounding the sun,

as all things seem to be...

we have found Summerland-

the dragonflies have mated,

but forgot they were supposed to part;

I see them , full throttle, trying to stay aloft...

The meanest of souls must expand....

every field , every forest, every path,

is illuminated within by the sun,

It carries us like an irresistable tide.

washing on the shore of our sky,

peering up, mumbling things like,

thank you, oh, magnificent sun...

I have never seen an August like this,

which only goes to show, God

can really surprise us...

can really humble us, can really teach us,

I guess that's the point

of God.


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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Incredible how you paint a picture of a rationed summer as it must be in your part of the hemisphere, making it realn for one to whom summer is an endless, inescapable, very hot season here in mine. I love your choices of illustrations of it being lived - like the dragonflies mating and being stuck. The conclusion is inspired, too. Than you, lily!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


      I'm always tempted to say "This is your best yet!", but I know that will be true only until your next offering.

      You are a superb poet, lily, and I say that with all sincerity.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hope you feel better soon, nell

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Thanks Guys, quite under the weather, I'll get back to you when i can... love yaz, lily

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this piece of you with us

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi lily, a lovely summer poem, I know you said before that august over there is the start of autumn so it must be lovely to still be in the hot weather, take care, hugs from across the little old pond! lol! nell

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      Ann Wehrman 5 years ago from California

      Lilyfly, A beautiful lyrical poem, full of earth and sun, wonder and reverence. Reading your poems on HubPages is an honor and a pleasure; thank you for sharing your craft here!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Yes, that is the point and you have captured those summer suprises in sights, sounds and feelings so beautifully, Lilyfly, treating our senses with this August like no other. Love your complete poetry, my votes and best wishes and sharing.

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      Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

      The true wonder the writer feels comes through clearly in this work. Well done.

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      Verlie Burroughs 5 years ago from Canada

      A lovely summer poem lily.

      "It carries us like an irresistable tide.

      washing on the shore of our sky,"

      Love it! Regards, snakeslane