Poems: When summer showers interrupt & The Picnic

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 19, July 19th

Prompt: Summer Picnic

(form: lune)

When summer showers interrupt…

When summer showers
Interrupt
Just dance in the rain

 

(form: shadorma)

The Picnic
Deep gazes
Eyes mirror blue skies
Bare shoulder
Light laughter
Lighter touch…Now I’m sweating
So…I drink her in.

Poem: Good Vibrations

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 18, July 18th

Prompt: Endless Summer

(form: shadorma)

Good Vibrations

Way cool jazz
at the local lounge
Summer nights
Sultry voice
Shared good vibes with the beauty
who’d become my wife

Poem: Summer Nights are Magical Times

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 16, July 16th

Prompt: Summer Magic

(form: shadormas)

Summer Nights are Magical Times

Summer nights
are magical times.
Shimmering
coronas
surround brightly glowing moons;
Heavenly bodies.

Summer nights
are magical times.
Cold, long neck
Coronas
slake the evening thirsts of
Heavenly bodies.

Summer nights
are magical times.
Moonlit hair
coronas
the face I timidly kiss;
Heavenly body.

 

Poem: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 15, July 15th

Prompt: Summer Dawn

(form: shadorma)

Lather, Rinse, Repeat
Summer morn
The sun rises bright
Temp climbs up
Sweltering
Nightly storm soaks, booms, and cools
Resets overnight

 

Dawn always makes me think of Apollo, which is the title of a poem I wrote a few years ago for a different PAD:  https://pubwrite.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/poem-apollo/

Poems: Summer Child & Spanish Camp

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 12, July 12th

Prompt: Still Quoting Summer

(form: lune)

Summer Child

Regardless of age
Inner child
Finds joy come summer

 

(form: shadorma)

Spanish Camp

Such a nerd
Spanish summer camp
Learning words
New feelings
A week with my first real crush
Both languages failed

 

Poem: Fallen Summer Rain

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 7, July 7th

Prompt: Summer Rain

(form:  shadorma)

Fallen Summer Rain

one lone drop
tracking down your cheek
painted lips
smile, unsmeared
gracefully saying goodbye
fallen summer rain

Poem: A Midsummer Night’s Mare

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 3, July 3rd

Prompt: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(form:  shadorma)

A Midsummer Night’s Mare

muscles strain
our movements are synced
swift, steady
sleek, sweaty
skin a-glow in the moon’s light
we ride through the night

 

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Dares The Night

NNE_DaresTheNightThe poem

Clouds roll in
as the sun dips low
She surmounts
the hillock,
casts her shadow ‘gainst the sky,
…dares the night to come

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Poem: It’s not so pop to me

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 17, 17 Apr 2014, topic:  pop culture

(form: trio of shadormas)

It’s not so pop to me

Pop culture
is mostly boring
me since the
eighties passed.
Inane and uncreative,
I find most of it.

Rehashings
of the past cultures
with new paint,
more smutty.
Celebs and regular folk
all facaded up.

Or maybe
I graduated
from high school
to adult,
cynical and unimpressed
with what’s popular.

 

**This is a slight tweak from the poem I submitted to the PAD Challenge.  I changed the fourth line of the second Shadorma from “and fake parts.” to what you see above.  It better reflects another aspect of what I find less appealing in today’s pop culture.

Poem: What You Need

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15, 15 Nov 2013.
Topic: what (blank)

(form: shadorma)

What You Need

It’s well-known:
you can’t always get
what you want.
When you get
what you need, though, you wonder
“How do I use it?”

What You Need (alt. version)

It’s well-known:
you can’t always get
what you want.
When you get
what you need, though, you wonder
“What the Hell is this???”