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Rictameter poetry- Summertime

Updated on July 29, 2015
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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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More rain?

Summer

Sweltering heat

Blazing fires in the west

The midwest flooding, fatalties

Tornadoes targeting southern districts

Golf size hail demolishing gardens

Humidity muggy

July ending

Summer

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      DJ Anderson 21 months ago

      You nailed this one, Ruby.

      What a crazy summer this has been and continues to be.

      Have not heard that song by the Everly Brothers in forever.

      Great job, Ruby!

      DJ.

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      mckbirdbks 21 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You certainly coveed a lot of territory with this one. Voted Up and shared.

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      Shauna L Bowling 21 months ago from Central Florida

      Ruby, I was just talking to a friend (in cyber space) about the rain. We have so much rain here in Florida while other areas are dry as a bone and literally burning up. It seems so unfair.

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      Liz Elias 21 months ago from Oakley, CA

      Very nicely done, and great video choice as well!

      Voted up ++

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DJ. I just now got home from town and had to stay in the store because it was raining so hard I couldn't see to drive. I am so sick of rain. None of my flowers came up that I planted, I'm sure the rain washed them away. I hadn't heard that song either. Thank's for the, " You nailed it. " comment. It's fun doing poetry in syllables...Hugs.

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      Bill Holland 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Yep, that about sums it up. It's been the hottest summer on record here in western Washington. I would gladly send the heat somewhere else.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike. I changed internet and TV service from Direct to Dish with satellite high speed and still don't have the Twitter share. Thank you for coming to read my summertime piece. I'll be glad when fall arrives. ( I can't believe I said that. ) lol..Hugs...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. I agree. Why can't it rain in Calif. to fight the fires? This has been a summer so different. Hardly anyone has any tomatoes, they just rotted in the ground from all the rain....Thank you..Hugs....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DzyMsLizzy. Happy to see you on my page. Thank you for your " Nicely done. " comment....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. I'm with you 100%. Enough rain and heat already! Thank's my friend...

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      Chris Mills 21 months ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      I get to travel a lot in my work. When I was in western Montana for six months, I witnessed several, extensive wildfires in the dry heat of summer. While on the east coast, I visited the New Jersey Pine Barrens which is an aquifer containing 17 trillion gallons of the cleanest water on earth. Now I'm in southern Oregon and am witnessing the falling water levels of the rivers, lakes and reservoirs of the area. The winter snow pack has been declining, resulting in a drought that is alarming to locals.

      It's a wide world and nature is in an upheaval everywhere, it seems. I think the water situation highlights this fact more than anything else does.

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      drbj and sherry 21 months ago from south Florida

      What a depressing picture you painted, Ruby, with your poetry, but I forgive you because the sun came out again when I viewed that photo of those trees with spectacular lavender and purple blossoms. That was a treat and the Everly Brothers was the icing. Thank you, m'luv.

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      Clive Williams 21 months ago from Nibiru

      So much said in with such little words. Marvelous

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      Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

      Wow, Ruby, you have painted a true picture with your word of summertime for sure! It is so muggy here with violent rainstorms almost every evening I get hit with them on my commute home. Everyone has to turn on their hazard flashers so no one will run into each other, for that is hard the rain is falling. Your title is brilliant and perfect too.

      Up +++ and away

      Peace and blessings ...and stay safe!

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      mouth opened.. chin hitting the floor... ( That Good )

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      whonunuwho 21 months ago from United States

      You have included the true essence of Summer. Nice work. whonu

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      Linda Rogers 21 months ago from Minnesota

      Ruby-Great job with Rictameter poetry. A crazy summer indeed in regards to all the weather. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cam. This has been a completely different summer. It has rained most everyday. All our rivers are out flooding the low lands like never before. Our climate is changing as we speak. Of course you've seen that with your travels. I know you travel as a lab tech. I worked as a traveling nurse for a short time. Thank's for your perspective on our changing weather.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drbj. I did paint a depressing picture of the summer. Usually it's the best time of the year. I will say that it's not raining today but it could happen. ( I hope not! ) Thank you..Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. Rictameter poetry is done in syllables. It has nine lines, The first line is 2 syallables, the second line has 4, the third line has 6, the fourth has 8, the fifth has 10, the sixth has 8, the seventh line has 6, the eighth line has 4, the ninth line has 2 and it must be the same name as the first line. It's all about counting syllables. No rhyming necessary. I hope you try it....Thank you....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Faith. It has been the same here, blinding rain with lightening. Your commute sounds so dangerous. Stay dry and safe my friend..Hugs..Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank. Your comment warms ' me ' heart. Thank you so much...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello whonunuwho. Thank you for the nice work comment. Glad you came by.....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Linda. I guess we all got our share of this crazy summer? Thank's for hitting the many buttons...Hugs...

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      Devika Primić 21 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great! I enjoyed reading. Summer has been very much hooter than last year in Croatia. I like your description.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DDE. Nice to see you again. Happy you enjoyed..Cheers...

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      Ann Carr 21 months ago from SW England

      Great poem! I wouldn't mind some of that heat at the moment, as I sit here in a damp Somerset nowhere near Summer temperatures!

      Lovely!

      Ann

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ann. Nice to see you. Fall is fast approaching and it will be welcomed by me. I can't remember a summer like this one, so much rain....Thank you...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this Ruby. Summers can be that way but not here they are much too cool for me.

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      It has been a crazy summer for us in California--muggy, hot, dry--and your poem captures the weirdness of it for me--

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      Martie Coetser 21 months ago from South Africa

      Auuww, I could smell the rain!

      Every season has its ups and downs. I hate hail in the summer. The damages done to gardens, crops, buildings, cars, etc, always leave us sad and disheartened. But then, I am grateful because we don't have tornadoes and heavy snow.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma. I didn't know your climate was cool in the summer. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey. I hope you are not near the fires. I wish I could send you some of this rain...Thank you....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie. You're so lucky not to have tornadoes. We get it all except hurricanes. I think I'm ready for fall and you're getting ready for summer. So good to see you...Hugs...

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      Genna East 21 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Ruby. I am still in awe of how easily you write this style of poetry. You captured "summer" perfectly. Voted up and shared.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. I love doing syllable poetry. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for sharing..Hugs..

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      Brian Leekley 21 months ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Well done, Ruby Jean. This is a quite effective example of rictameter poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello B. Leekley. Thank you. Glad you thought this piece was effective...

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      Patricia Scott 20 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes Ruby summer does bring those things...and I watch and pray that those affected will survive ....and be able to salvage whatever they can...we have had one of the rainiest summers in many many years (my plants love it) but have had no horrible things happen....and we are blessed.

      Well done in your unusual poetic style

      Know once again that Angels are headed your way ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, you certainly described the way this summer is going. In early we had so much rain everything was drowning and now for the last two months not even a drop.

      Your poetry is beautiful as usual. I would give you a thump-up but the thumbs have disappeared.

      Blessings and hugs dear Ruby

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Patricia. I can't ever remember having this much rain. Now we're in need of rain. I had to water my flowers this week. Go figure? Thank you..Many blessings..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shyron. After having rain all summer I had to water my flowers this week. I wonder what happened to the thumbs up? Thank you for coming by. Blessings and hugs my friend,,,

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      WillStarr 20 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This is beautiful, Ruby Jean! Wow!

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      Rebecca Mealey 20 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      That sums up the summer weather quite well! And in a lovely poetic form!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Will. I'm always pleased when you visit my page. Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello rebeccamealey. We are still having above high trmps. here. Thank you much..

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