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Tuesday

Summer is here


The hiss of water on sunbaked concrete,
the vapor sighs; summer is here.

Not a leaf stirs or tendril moves,
the breeze sleeps on; summer is here.

The gasping bird flies hither and thither
for drops of life; summer is here.

The hot ripe scent of alphonsos,
cushioned in hay; summer is here.

Dripping bodies, lassitude,
powercuts; summer is here.

An overnight trek, a crisp night sky,
starlight sizzles; summer is here.

The sheer delight of cool spray,
the fountain plays; summer is here.

The laburnum showers golden notes
of raag sarang; summer is here.

We tread a carpet crimson gold
violet petals; summer is here.

And then comes a call, the hawk cuckoo cries,
"Alakaline, the rain is here!"
~


Try this:
Each verse can be sung to sixteen beats.

21 comments:

  1. Good one. Depicts the summer !

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  2. Hey, I tried reading the poem with that cadence/beat and it sounds good. It depicts summer really well.

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  3. And i Ghazal your poem down
    my parched throat; summer is here.

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  4. Reading the verses together in an integrated way makes it sound so much nicer!

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  5. Wonderfully written!

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  6. Summer certainly is here...in this poem.

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  7. Nice. The repetitive phrase is very effective.

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  8. summer is here,
    how cool..
    well composed piece, lovely magpie.

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  9. I agree with Tess. The repetition is nice. Summer IS here! Lots of wonderful images...Reminds me of why summer is not my favorite season...

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  10. A lovely poem to warm the heart on a winter's night!

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  11. Thanks - Martin, Tess, Jingle, Tumblewords, Sioux.

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  12. Beautiful imagery, stunning song!

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  13. ...i love the flow and the various colours you shed in this piece… the last verse is the perfect twist for this… thanks for the poem.(:

    ~Kelvin

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  14. Delicious description of summer ....

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  15. Lovely, just lovely!

    Anna :o]

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  16. Helen, Anna, glad you enjoyed it.

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  17. Abs. brilliant.. loved it

    Glad to have found you at Indiblogger. your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    cheers
    Kajal

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  18. Thanks Kajal.. you're welcome!

    cheers,

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