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Saturday, 4 September 2021

HEATWAVE

Yellow mustard fields. 
The sun-baked earth
with it's mosaic cracks:
parched, barren, like
my thoughts - overheated.

Brain shorting out. Lazing
with the languor of the idle
below blue sky's great arc,
while white limbs turn red
then brown as last winter's leaf.

This could be idyllic, this choreless 
Sunday: ice lollies in the freezer,
Chardonnay cooling in the fridge -
oh if only I weren't too lethargic
to move - only a lover could rouse my senses!

High above the Swifts reel,
their cries piercing. On unseen thermals,
a Red kite glides then steeply dives -
some poor unsuspecting rodent dies -
and I, heat mellowed, detached, simply observe.

Now increasingly dazed
as sunstroke threatens, cognition
like scrambled egg, 
I drag myself from UV assault
and dive into ice cold pool.

Well, a girl can dream, can't she? πŸ˜‰


I am taking a couple of weeks' much needed holiday, so will catch up with you all as soon as I possibly can. 😊

Have a great weekend guys  xxx

46 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Enjoyed, like a last blast of summer. Much needed.
    Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed, Anthony...and many, many thanks!😊😊

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  2. My brain is often reminiscent of scrambled egg. I adored your poem - and hope that your holiday is blissful. And sun-filled.

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    1. Haha, so I'm not as alone in that as I thought...such a relief! Lol
      Oh thank you so much, dearest Sue...we did have two very hot days, then the thunderstorms arrived...πŸ™„πŸ˜‚
      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Thank you, Giancarlo!😊😊
      Have a fabulous weekend x

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  4. wow!!! such a beautiful methaphore that you use in your poem...i really love how you describe all of the thing that you wrote.

    and imagine how the cold loly in sunday, it's sound great!

    have a nice weekend dear:)

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear friend... I'm really happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Wishing you a fabulous weekend too!

      Hugs xxx

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  5. Lindo poema y ten buenas vacaciones

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    1. Thank you so much!😊😊

      Have a super weekend!

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  6. I love hot days like this even when it's too hot to do much! Nice to just relax! I hope you enjoy your holiday and break :)

    Hope your weeek is off to a great start :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica!😊😊
      Yes, I love hot days too, but we don't often have those in England!πŸ˜‰ Did manage two though, before it ended in a fierce thunderstorm! Lol

      Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Many thanks, Vicky...very much appreciated.😊😊

      Have a good weekend!

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  8. another work of art - visuals abound while reading this. Enjoy your break and hope u are feeling well.

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    1. Oh WOW, thank you so, so much, Sandy!😊😊
      Yes, I am enjoying the holiday. I have hospital appointments when I arrive home, so will make the most of being here.😊😊
      Have a great weekend!

      Hugs xxx

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  9. Boa noite minha querida amiga. Espero que as suas fΓ©rias sejam e que vocΓͺ aproveite bastante.

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    1. Yes, thank you dear friend, I am really enjoying my time away!😊😊

      Have a super weekend...and stay safe x

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    1. Oh thank you...so, so much!😊😊
      Your kind comment means so much...xxx

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  11. Well stated and a great poem

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    1. Oh WOW, thank you, Steve...so much!😊😊

      Have a great weekend!

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    2. I wish you same regards!

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  12. I did enjoy your poem.

    Have a wonderful break.
    I hope the dry, sunny weather holds for you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. So very happy you enjoyed, Jan...and thank you so much!😊😊
      We did have two gloriously sunny days...then the storms hit!πŸ™„ Still, this IS England!! Lol

      Have a fabulous weekend, dear friends!

      Hugs xxx

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  13. Of course you can dream...
    And in each poem the dream persists in your words, whether through beautiful metaphors or the description of the most beautiful poetic landscapes.
    This poem is lyrically excellent, congratulations for your enormous talent for lyrics.
    Dear poet and friend Ygraine, have a nice vacation.
    Kisses.

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    1. Dear Jaime...how is it that your kind words always lift my spirits immensely?
      Oh thank you...from my heart!😊😊

      Have an amazing weekend!

      Kisses xxx

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  14. Everyday life and daydreaming compose the joints of the Poem.
    And it is the writing process itself that answers the final question.
    I think that the answer to your every question is the imaginary line of the gaze, which sometimes starts from the eyes and sometimes from the soul.
    Your beauty is exactly this combination.

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    1. Oh WOW, your kind, kind words make me feel like a genuine poet, Giannis...and I cannot thank you enough. You have truly brightened up this grey and chilly day...😊😊
      Have a fabulous weekend, dear friend!

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  15. Bom dia minha querida amiga. Um final de semana com muita saΓΊde e paz.

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  16. Oh thank you so, so much!😊😊
    Wishing you a magical weekend, with great health and peace too, dear friend!

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  17. Too darn hot! Enjoy your holiday.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Indeed!πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much, dear friend.😊😊

      Hugs xxx

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    1. You are most welcome...and many thanks for your visit!😊😊 xxx

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  19. Sereno e felice inizio settimana.

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    1. Many thanks, Giancarlo.😊😊
      And here's hoping your week is a great one too. x

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  20. Lovely poem Ygraine, how are you doing? is nice still you have some summer, anyway I love autumn, here coming soon spring is beauty but sometimes really hot too!
    Send you hugs and love !

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dearest Gloria...and I'm so happy you enjoyed.😊😊
      I really like the hot weather, but we don't have much of that here! This holiday has been a combination of extremes...very hot one day, and very cold and wet the next!πŸ™„πŸ˜‰

      Sending big hugs and lots of love back ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  21. I enjoyed reading your stunning poem again.
    Good rest of the week, dear Ygraine.
    Kisses.
    PS: the spirit only rises to those who have been sleeping in their soul...

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    1. So kind, dear Jaime...my heartfelt thanks!😊😊
      Indeed, I think my Soul has been slumbering too long...πŸ˜‰
      Have a fabulous day!

      Kisses xxx

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