Sunday, August 12, 2007

Today's poem - August by Elizabeth Maua Taylor

August
by Elizabeth Maua Taylor

August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
Expected,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a matchflame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away.

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem... I love coming to your blog because I know something beautiful will be waiting..

    Hugs...

    Beverly

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  2. What a very nice thing to say, Beverly. I feel the same way about your blog.

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  3. This poem just says it all. How quickly August passes. I'm in a panic at the thought of summer disappearing and all I have not accomplished yet.

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  4. I like poems too! And the one you posted is really touching! Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I'll surely come back to your Hill Farm!
    Have a nice day! Barbara

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  5. Marie and Barbara, I just thought her words described August so perfectly. Not the first days or even first couple weeks, but by now, it just seems to be going by quickly and "dragging summer away." Isn't that a great phrase. I had never heard of this poet before this poem.

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  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Yes, while we do have a cold climate, we also have lots of snow. I think I get away with growing "borderline" plants because of the insulating snow. Check out http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hzm-ne1.html for the USA zone info for your area - maybe bee balm would grow in a sheltered location.

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  7. Nan, I couldn't beleive it when I read this poem here. I have it saved in a folder to post on my blog late in August! It really resonates with me!

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  8. Perfect poem for this month. Thank you for sharing it.

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