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The Summer I Was Sixteen - Poem by Geraldine Connolly

The turquoise pool rose up to meet us,
its slide a silver afterthought down which
we plunged, screaming, into a mirage of bubbles.
We did not exist beyond the gaze of a boy.

Shaking water off our limbs, we lifted
up from ladder rungs across the fern-cool
lip of rim. Afternoon. Oiled and sated,
we sunbathed, rose and paraded the concrete,

danced to the low beat of "Duke of Earl".
Past cherry colas, hot-dogs, Dreamsicles,
we came to the counter where bees staggered
into root beer cups and drowned. We gobbled

cotton candy torches, sweet as furtive kisses,
shared on benches beneath summer shadows.
Cherry. Elm. Sycamore. We spread our chenille
blankets across grass, pressed radios to our ears,

mouthing the old words, then loosened
thin bikini straps and rubbed baby oil with iodine
across sunburned shoulders, tossing a glance
through the chain link at an improbable world.


Comments about The Summer I Was Sixteen by Geraldine Connolly

  • Rookie Susan Christiansen (9/29/2008 1:46:00 PM)

    Hello! I loved the imagery. It brought back many memories of some of my much younger days. Beautiful! Sue (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Babasaheb Salve (9/1/2006 4:11:00 AM)

    beautiful piece, keep moving ahead
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Poems About Summer

  1. 51. The Summer I Was Sixteen , Geraldine Connolly
  2. 52. Late Summer Fires , Les Murray
  3. 53. 'Tis Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
  4. 54. St. Martin's Summer , Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. 55. Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
  6. 56. In That Summer Of Loving You , Debra A.G. Hawley
  7. 57. (end) Of Summer (1966) , Bill Knott
  8. 58. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me , Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. 59. Summer Has Come Without The Rose , Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  10. 60. A Summer Morning , Robert Fuller Murray
  11. 61. Summer Night , Kobayashi Issa
  12. 62. Summer , William Morris
  13. 63. For Zbigniew Herbert, Summer, 1971, Los .. , Larry Levis
  14. 64. Late Summer , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  15. 65. Winter's Summer , venkatesh nagaraj
  16. 66. It Will Be Summer—eventually , Emily Dickinson
  17. 67. A Summer Morn , David Harris
  18. 68. Summer Midnight , Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant
  19. 69. Summer Dawn , William Morris
  20. 70. In Summer , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  21. 71. Summer With No Words , Sandra Fowler
  22. 72. Summer Song , Summer Song
  23. 73. Summer Rainbows , Saundra Diamante
  24. 74. Summer , Louise Gluck
  25. 75. A Summer Shower , Henry Timrod
  26. 76. Summer Of The Grandmothers , Susan Kelly-DeWitt
  27. 77. Twice Had Summer Her Fair Verdure , Emily Dickinson
  28. 78. Summer In England, 1914 , Alice Meynell
  29. 79. Early Summer , Charles Harpur
  30. 80. ** ** **** Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel .. , Shelley L Baxter
  31. 81. The Last Rose Of Summer , Charles Wolfe
  32. 82. The Summer Bower , Henry Timrod
  33. 83. Heat Of Summer, Heated Love. , Michael Gale
  34. 84. Summer Is Dying , Hayyim Nahman Bialik
  35. 85. The Songs Of Summer , Mathilde Blind
  36. 86. Fair Summer Droops , Thomas Nashe
  37. 87. These Dog Days Of Summer (Raining Cats A.. , Chuck Audette
  38. 88. (083) Summer , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  39. 89. Winter In Summer , Alison Smith
  40. 90. Fickle Summer , Robert Fuller Murray
  41. 91. Her Final Summer Was It, , Emily Dickinson
  42. 92. Summer Heat , Scarlett Treat
  43. 93. Would You Like Summer? Taste Of Ours , Emily Dickinson
  44. 94. Waiting For The Summer , Dina Satika
  45. 95. The Naturalist's Summer-Evening Walk , Gilbert White
  46. 96. The Last Rose Of Summer , Elaine E. Brebner
  47. 97. I Remember Well That Summer Place. , archie langford
  48. 98. (summer Poems) Summer Rain , Janice Windle
  49. 99. What I Didn'T Do This Summer! , Ruth Craig
  50. 100. I Know A Place Where Summer Strives , Emily Dickinson
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