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beautiful Georgia weather


the weather is insanely beautiful right now... I wish I could bottle it up and share it. I love the ever-changing moods of summer in Georgia: the rainy brightness of early summer, the heavy embrace of baking heat in high summer, and the sweet airiness of late summer. Even though it doesn't match today's weather, I want to share this poem I wrote years ago... every summer, the words of this poem drift through my mind.

Heavy Heat

I step out
and taste the moist hot breath
the earth breathes
solemn.

I ease my eyelids lower,
brush my lashes
against the day.

A light wind stirs the boiling dust,
tosses it: myriad petal kisses on my skin.
I suck it in, in, i i i i n n n,
deep into my lungs.

The heat brings oceans to me —
each wave with salty oily sweat
mists my delighted body.

And I taste flecks of sunshine
with each claydust-coated puff of air,
on each honeysuckle droplet,
and each breath of growing grass.

                  ©Belenen 07.15.02

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Comments
mourningdoveava ══╣╠══
...okay. Your writing sort of enthralls me. I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for good poetry that strikes to the core of the senses like that.

*gushes adoration everywhere*
belenen ══╣inspired╠══
ohhhh, that makes me soooooooo happy! Thank you! *hug hug hug*
deleon ══╣╠══
That is a wonderful poem.
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
thanks!
qulqij ══╣╠══
How beautiful. (HUGGS)(KISSES)
belenen ══╣artless╠══
thank you!
bornbeautiful ══╣Darren - Hang On╠══
i love this. i *love* this poem. it's ... just gorgeous.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
thank you so much! ♥
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
very nice poem :) and the 1 thing i think i miss about GA is standing on the covered porch looking out at the woods (we lived waaaayyyy out in the country) in a light thunderstorm in the middle of summer (aka, august) when it's been 90degrees with 100% humidity and instantly feel the coolness that the storm brings. indiana doesnt have that :(
belenen ══╣wanderlust╠══
thank you!
tawney ══╣╠══
Beautiful poem, dear. I love PA weather... especially now. It's warm, but cool enough to wear a hoodie and enjoy the weather completely. Love it!
belenen ══╣artless╠══
thank you! ;-)
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