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(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

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A Summer Afternoon

A languid atmosphere, a lazy breeze,
With labored respiration, moves the wheat
From distant reaches, till the golden seas
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  • Savita Tyagi (3/14/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful. Each and every word sprayed a mist of tranquility like a sprinkler in hot summer.

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  • Meena Mustafa (3/14/2013 8:11:00 PM)

    An excellent write. Enjoyed reading it.

  • Karen Sinclair (3/14/2013 3:34:00 AM)

    Absolutely gorgeous. Brought visions is tranquility and just sheer self moments. I adore this so much! ! !

  • Regan Fossen (3/14/2012 3:11:00 PM)

    how wonderful, just brings tears to my eyes

  • Regan Fossen (3/14/2012 3:09:00 PM)

    such an inspiration! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Andrew B (3/14/2012 3:07:00 PM)

    Regan, here i am! Add me!

  • Andrew B (3/14/2012 3:06:00 PM)

    Oh great! music to my ears! bravo

  • Karen Deeks (3/14/2012 1:35:00 PM)

    To lay within the countryside and slowly drift, where tranquility and a warm sun gently lulls one to sleep... I really enjoyed this poem... Not quite spring... Has me looking forward to the therapy that is summer...

  • Carlos Echeverria (3/14/2012 10:47:00 AM)

    The first stanza is, indeed, a perfect set-up, with the push-pull tension of the words 'languid, lazy' versus 'labored, moves'.

  • Herman Chiu (3/15/2010 8:08:00 PM)

    I know exactly what he means - he captured one of my most significant landscapes.
    Mr. Pruchnicki, that's exactly what I think!
    What a wonderful experience that must have been!

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