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The white cotton of a summer day
streams across June
like paint peeling off porch railings
buttercups go drowsy in window boxes
watching the world nod and doze
and the burr of cicada wings
rubs the still air scorched
and scars the sky
like locusts on honey
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:iconannapurani:
Annapurani Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
magical...i'm there on that lazy june day...

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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Writer
I have been having quite a few lately... Thanks.
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
In just a few words you have wonderfully expressed so much!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! I think short poems is my lot in life...
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
You're welcome :)

Short is good when it expresses all you wanted to convey.
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:iconlindzgal:
Lindzgal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Writer
You really are a great writer! This entire poem reminds me of summer days and youve captured every little detail..."the paint peeling"...i love to read your poetry.
thank you, this one made me smile
Linda
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks - I am glad you enjoyed it and it made you smile!
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leyghan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful. You've got me thinking about lying in a hammock in the shade of my backyard, sipping on ice tea. Or eating watermelon and spitting the seeds as sweat trickles between my shoulder blades. Mmm watermelon. Sorry what was I saying...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Can I join you?
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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Your wonderful work has been featured here::pointr: Kat's Sunday Feature :cuddle:
:heart:Kat
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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stayintwisted Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Damn!!!! nice!!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks - I am glad you like it!
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AndromedaII Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
:heart: Your wonderful work has been featured here [link] :w00t::heart: on 6/12/09
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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chaos-in-creation Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
oh how i long for hot summer days, i live in australia and we're in winter at the moment and its fucking cold
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Writer
There are some places in the US still getting snow as well... Fortunately, it is not here.
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Digital Artist
another wonderful poem for June :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! In honor of the heat!
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RedSky-atNight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
I long for such days again, to feel the sun burning against my back, oh how I long for summer! It get ever colder here :(. Lovely poem, really enjoyed reading it :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I have had the sun burning my skin for days now....
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:iconmalandante:
Malandante Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning, absolutely amazing.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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:iconmalandante:
Malandante Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome :hug:
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:iconphantomthiefvier:
PhantomThiefVier Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
frying eggs on the sidewalk, are we?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Definitely!
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PhantomThiefVier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
haha, careful not to get any ants in the eggs unless you like extra crunchiness. XD
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WedgeTailEagle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Awesome description
i almost felt hot despite the fact that its 15 degrees :D
Excellent work
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Whoa...where do you live that it is still so cold??
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:iconwedgetaileagle:
WedgeTailEagle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Australia :)
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losingmyfaith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Writer
good, it's simple but the imagery is great. good work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! I wish it was longer...but the image was fleeting.
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losingmyfaith Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Writer
well, i think it's good as is (: welcome!
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009   Writer
and the burr of cicada wings
rubs the still air scorched
and scars the sky
like locusts on honey


that's tops
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks, my friend!
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obskuritease Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
I absolutely love the imagery. It's so crisp and clear, all the while describing a hazy feeling.
I love the lines: 'rubs the still air scorched and scars the sky'.
The length is perfect, if it was longer it would be too forcibly drawn out. Lovely.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! You are right...and I am trying very hard to not force my poetry.
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply lovely. Every single syllable. The images are just so 'SUMMER'.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! There are days when it is so hot, the world seems to take a prolonged nap...and melts just a bit.
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know about the world, but I want a nap! Welcome.
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Eefera Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Fabulous write. I think the length is just fine.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks! Yeah...I think the poem instinctively knows how long it needs to be.
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:iconeefera:
Eefera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Yes. All poems have their own personality, no?
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Roseatknight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You definately have a way with words. I like this.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks - I am glad you like it.
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Roseatknight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:D I do love your work.
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ashleyx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very descriptive.
I love that it's about the summer season :heart:
the assonance and flow are very nice
:+fav:
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