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Hottest Day In October - Poem by Danny Draper

The southerly change came in at 11: 30 pm
cool respite roared its advancing
Aeolian legions of turbulent will
Rousing summer foreboding
Dessicated dread and climate
change fruits of extremities
brought earlier each year

The day predicted, reached 38 Celsius
Watered the garden the day before
So the gusting westerly winds to 90 km/PH
Did not destabilise the trees
and allowed the water to soak in.
The Hymenosporum flavum - Native Frangipani,
lost half its adorning yellow flowers
And they and the Blackbutt hybrid
Shed buckets of withered crunchy leaf litter
onto the courtyard and into the alcove
Awaiting entrance to the house,
Later mulch to protect the garden

The ceiling fans languid spun at medium
Perfunctory licked electrons tongue
Total fire ban's tested resources
Coordinated services against
Arsonists, pyromaniacs and random blazes
Media feeding carcass charred
And record breaking breath fought heat
dry grass, bush and sad house fire
Parched earth and gasping trees
Clench stomata and persist til dark
Back burning fires contained,
some left to tire sated on exhausted fuel,
Early spring and scientific predictions
will sorely test us
All the way to wretched autumn
that now looks like an old mild spring.

Tired of the long breathy,
loving trees
How long can they hang on
The toughest drought hardy sclerophyllous?
The crumb dust crusted earth
Always will and always was,
Will it or won't it?
With or without,
What may, may know,
Dynamic hapless destiny.

Danny Draper 11/10/2013


Comments about Hottest Day In October by Danny Draper

  • Veteran Poet - 1,531 Points Kanav Justa (11/14/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    That was quiet hot... loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,656 Points Susan Lacovara (11/12/2013 10:16:00 PM)

    While images of scorching heat, are stoked...I encountered to the first snowfall of the season, this morning...abrupt
    rude awakening, that I am not, yet, ready to embrace. Loved your ceiling fan, spinning, but to no great relief. You again, have managed to draw me in, to the pictures, you so eloquently paint... PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,490 Points Valerie Dohren (10/17/2013 10:53:00 AM)

    Your Spring is our Autumn, and we have a long cold Winter to look forward to - can you send us some of your heat Danny! ! (Report) Reply

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Poems About October

  1. 51. Hottest Day In October , Danny Draper
  2. 52. October Drizzle , Kelly Kurt
  3. 53. Written At Lovere, October, 1736 , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  4. 54. The Hunt For Red October , Chuck Audette
  5. 55. October , Jean Blewett
  6. 56. In October , Bliss William Carman
  7. 57. Syria - Aleppo, Syria,8 October 2012 , Danny Draper
  8. 58. October , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  9. 59. Dan's Path 5 October 2015 , Daniel Brick
  10. 60. October , Victor Osorio
  11. 61. October , Louise Gluck
  12. 62. To Jon In October , Erica Jong
  13. 63. October , Ellis Parker Butler
  14. 64. October And May , Henry James Pye
  15. 65. Impatient Verses 12 October 2015 2: 00 Am , Daniel Brick
  16. 66. Fifth Grade: October 22,1985 , Alana K
  17. 67. That Last Warm Day In October , David Kowalczyk
  18. 68. North Wind In October , Robert Seymour Bridges
  19. 69. It Must Be October , Pearl N. Sorrels
  20. 70. October Day , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  21. 71. July In October: Forbidden Angst , s./j. goldner
  22. 72. October , David Wood
  23. 73. A Few Autumn Notes Late October 2014 , Daniel Brick
  24. 74. October , Rose Terry Cooke
  25. 75. October 31 - 1991. , Ravi Panamanna
  26. 76. October 1903(For Lyn) , Dónall Dempsey
  27. 77. A Beautiful Day In October , Francis Duggan
  28. 78. Tuesday, October 28 , Joanne Kyger
  29. 79. The October Musings... , M.D Dinesh Nair
  30. 80. October Landscape , Hiren Bhattacharyya
  31. 81. A Cup Of Water, Suzhou, October 1945 , Peter Bakowski
  32. 82. October , Joseph Pullman Porter
  33. 83. October Home , MARINA GIPPS
  34. 84. My October Visitors , Diana van den Berg
  35. 85. 3rd October , Edward Kofi Louis
  36. 86. October , Donald Justice
  37. 87. October , Edgar Albert Guest
  38. 88. October 28, Take It Easier , Joanne Kyger
  39. 89. October Rain , Rene' Bennett
  40. 90. Discovers' Day October 8,2007 , Tom J. Mariani
  41. 91. October 6th 1973 حرب رمضان المجيدة , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  42. 92. October , Alesia Leach
  43. 93. October Twelve , Brenthley Adan
  44. 94. October , Bobbi Katz
  45. 95. October , Vincent Onyeche
  46. 96. October 16 , David Lehman
  47. 97. Written In October 2001 , Francis Duggan
  48. 98. October Awakening , Aldo Kraas
  49. 99. October 29, Wednesday , Joanne Kyger
  50. 100. An October Dream , Matthew Holloway
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