Glenn Bagshaw

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Afternoon In Summer - Poem by Glenn Bagshaw

Cloud-popping, blue-raved summer sky
with light stuck out like a tongue:
you're the gorgon's gaze
to a warm, dry earth
charmed almost stone.
For voice the sweeping laugh
of wind's your way.
Even the morning-marvelling birds
are almost crazed in the bright wideness
of your tuned world.
They cry the sun-thrilled call of:
Sky! Sky! Sky!
Wings fling in tree-tipped reach of vaulted runs
sun-dialed in time-
Inches the touch of thrifty night-
and, with thumb smudged in shadows,
snuffs out the light.


Comments about Afternoon In Summer by Glenn Bagshaw

  • (11/8/2005 3:37:00 PM)

    I agree completley, this poem is wonderfully described. A beautiful scene depicted very skillfully. (Report)Reply

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  • Linda Hepner (10/28/2005 2:41:00 PM)

    The last 2,3 lines are a painterly contrast with the first 2 -3,
    Linda
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  • (10/28/2005 1:21:00 PM)

    Very visually appealing....I like the concept and the way you portrayed it. But something about the line 'with light stuck out like a tongue' ruins the flow of the poem...maybe you could twist it a little to make it sound smoother. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 9, 2005


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