Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,817 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Drinking My Tears - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The summer had been long, hot and arid
The earth cracked, like age old plaster
Brunette grass, wilted, pathetic flowers
Baby acorns dropped immature
Like spiral hatted hail
I walked the forlorn grounds at noon
Sweat vaporizing before forming beads
Leaving a mineralized scale on exposed skin
Around the side of a desiccated hydrangea
A shifting smudge Approached
A cloud of gnats eerily suspended
Some immediately committing suicide
Plunging down my throat
Or up my nose
But many others
Parched and with the will to live
Landed in my eyes
Drinking my tears

Topic(s) of this poem: nature, summer, summer time , hope, insects, life, love, memory

Comments about Drinking My Tears by Kelly Kurt

  • Bri Edwards (6/18/2016 10:11:00 PM)

    i just HAD TO check the definition of age old, which apparently is age-old:
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    age–old play
    adjective \ˈāj-ˈōldPopularity: Bottom 10% of words
    Simple Definition of age–old

    : very old: having existed for a very long time

    Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    Full Definition of age–old

    : having existed for ages: ancient

    See age–old defined for English-language
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    according to kelly's bio on PH, he is age-old! (i started reading it again, after a long interim, but admit i didn't finish it, .....but i'll try to remember to go back. it sounds like one of the most honest bios i've read on this site!)

    SO, that was pretty OLD plaster!

    damn! i thought hydrangea would end in -ia. oops! good thing i checked before lowering the boom.

    but, why the capital A on Approached?

    nasty gnats! i hope your tears killed them! no, i actually like gnats. poor things.

    i'll have to remember the survival tip. thanks. bri :)
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    Kelly Kurt (6/18/2016 10:52:00 PM)

    I didn't notice that capital A. I'll have to go back some time and demote it

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  • Lyn Paul (3/20/2015 6:31:00 PM)

    Very much enjoyed your words. Thank You (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/12/2015 12:06:00 PM)

    Thanks, Lyn. (better late than never) : -)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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