Argentine Tango

Blackberry Summer

I dream and taste a raspberry, blackberry summer,
Whose days are ripe with sunny, golden rays
That cling to tanning skin like white on rice.
Resplendent warmth and I'm at once in rapture,
In love, like Etta James, wrapped up in clover.

Watermelon stains my lips with sweetness,
And gently to and fro the hammock swings.
The words I read, inspired by life are revived;
Like honeybees they buzz and dance on the page.
But the lake is waiting, I'll pay my dues to the waves.

The perspicacious breeze will find my hand
And lead me to where the sunflowers make their stand.
At night the stars will hold my longing gaze.
I'll make a wish and pray these days would last,
The scent of summer rain o'er verdant grass.

Topic(s) of this poem: summer

Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 6, 2014

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (1/23/2015 8:12:00 AM)

    Wow! This poem blew me away. I can taste the watermelon, blackberries and raspberries and see the lake just waiting for me to take a dip.
    Love it! A ten from me.

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  • Colonel Muhamad Khalid KhanColonel Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/25/2014 11:48:00 AM)

    I'll make a wish and pray these days would last,
    The scent of summer rain o'er verdant grass.
    A beautifully written poem.I enjoyed it.

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  • E NigmaE Nigma (11/6/2014 12:09:00 PM)

    Well considering I, myself just ate a big bowl of mixed fruit and the only thing it was missing was berries but lo and behold here they are. So how about them apples? Well they are just delicious. As is this poem the first stanza had a few clever lines in it as well it was just a sweet poem. Sort of a succulent seduction if fruit could be made sexy. Well you've done it in this poem haha. Beyond that it really does take one to a spacious backyard laying by the pool enjoying a pina coloda while sun bathing and soaking up some rays. The wind greets your skin with a soft caress and the water beckons you to enjoy its space. Nice poem Ms laurent I can dig it.

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