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Summer Vibrations

Updated on March 7, 2011

Hello hubbers. I bought Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Traveled during the summer and got a bit inspired to start writing poems in various forms. It's a brilliant book that covers everything poetry related in a witty and insightful fashion. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, here is my first attempt at poetry. May Stephen Fry's book inspire you too.

Summer Vibrations

It’s too hot

Too hot for dancing

The low hum

Of the still summer day

Reflects the open static

Of my mind

I can’t concentrate

I can’t write.

I’d have a drink to cool my mind

But the newspaper says

To avoid alcohol

During extreme heat.

Nature is humming

A lazy, tuneless sound.

Everything’s buzzing

The fridge

The air conditioner

The muted television

Occasionally a fly with heat stroke

Rumbles past

As if to remind me

Where I am

Who needs music

When there’s all this noise.


It’s too hot

Too hot for dancing.


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      snigdhal 5 years ago from hyderabad - India

      Again your descriptions paint a lovely and highly believable picture and make an everyday occurence interesting to read about ! Keep on writing !

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I love it! Reminds me of John Cage, ie., who needs music when there's all this noise!

      It is challenging to get into the mode of hot, hot, hot, considering two inches of snow on my patio. But you capture this moment with such clarity, I feel as if I might hike out to collect the mail in shirt sleeves! Thanks.