Mike Tonkin

Rookie (16/05/33 / Truro, England)

Summer 1952 - Poem by Mike Tonkin

That heat drenched summer
Long passed now,
That summer
How we loved lying on the lazy sand.
Sun soaked,
Bodies close together
Love cloaked.
Searching the endless sky
With eyes
Filled with ecstasy.
Time stilled.
Hearing the siren sea
Calling us
From the long dune grass
Windquivering.
Standing in the midst of emptyness
Alone on the hushing strand
In utter carelessness.
Running, fingers clasped
Through eternity,
Over the barren beach
Completely free.
Soothing in the coolness of the sea
Spirits bruised by passion's
Fierce intensity.
Oh, how we loved that summer
Long passed now.
That summer how we loved.


Comments about Summer 1952 by Mike Tonkin

  • (6/21/2007 10:09:00 AM)


    This is absolutely gorgeous, how you relived your moments of passion in this poem is superb (I imagine this is only the half of it) . The setting and imagery really come to life in this eloquent offering. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2007 9:37:00 AM)


    This was the year I was born Mike, your poem flows and the imagery is wonderful, well worth a ten from me, best wishes Lynda x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011


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