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Breath of Summer

Updated on June 18, 2011

Summer’s breath
Inhaled by our home
The word of darkness whispered
While the young shout in the street
Exuberance pulsing in their blood

A wild thing dances naked
Through our rooms
Carried by summer’s breath
Whispering darkness tickling the ear
Scented with the sweat of youth

Revenant spirit come yearly here
Sweet in uninhibited desire
Her zephyr sojourn of whispered darkness
Breathing sweet images of sea and shore
Gifted from her eternally equatorial youth

In oaks that sigh like palms
Mockingbirds sing a tropical repertoire
A false morning by city lights conceived
In a wild spirit’s electricity
Whispered in the darkness

Somewhere off in the darkness
Fireworks in the distance
The city resting uneasy
Sleeping with a wild spirit
Her breath



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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautifully written words!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      It's all good Tom. Nice write! God bless!

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      thanks, JK. :)

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed reading this poem rich in imagery and lyricism