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Comes a Wind

Thirsting, thirsting. . . shriveled earth suffocates in summer’s dearth, yearns for rain clouds’ forthwith bursting: Shriveled earth. . . thirsting, thirsting. Browning, browning in their beds, flowers parched hang low their heads. Daffodils once bright are frowning in their beds, browning, browning. Dying, dying – every field, withering, to fate must yield. All the world is sadly crying, every field – dying, dying. . Whirling, whirling, comes a wind arid and undisciplined. Stagnant heat, pent-up – unfurling, comes a wind, whirling, whirling. Whipping, whipping through each plain (while ignored are prayers for rain), final blows come swiftly ripping through each plain, whipping, whipping. Burning, burning. . . August’s lust leaves us nothing but the dust, and soon to dust we’ll be returning: August’s lust – burning. . . . burning. (Swap Quatrain form, not listed at Soup)

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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 8:36:00 AM
    Way to go Andrea. Interesting form. love the repetition and wind-like rhythm of this one.

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 10:05:00 PM
    This is why you're the contest queen.. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 11:13:00 AM
    congrats on win Andrea, very good imagery

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 7:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on (y)our win my dearest ,Andie!!! :O)) is a beautiful poem .... the best one from your collections!! ^_^

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 7:09:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:50:00 PM

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:43:00 PM
    This is very nice with all those words swirling ;} yes that I'll say good-by, romance was short & sweet too. Was 18 when I met him, a yr later I said I had to go. In the poem it made it sound like 10 years.yup, it was short and sweet ;}

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:44:00 AM
    What a beautiful way to do a poem. Never heard of swap quatrain before but now I'm inspired to give it a try. Many congrats to you. -- Sean

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Congratulations Andy!!! This is awesome and I love the form!! Well done!! Love you bunches deb

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:17:00 PM
    ANDREA, A FINE WINNING POEM.... :-) , Congratulations in ANNE'S "any poem goes" contest. Take care~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:10:00 AM
    I meant late summer crazy me still sleepy

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Like this autumn poem. Cheer up spring is coming! Jen

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Wow, melodic throughout and an awesome finish that shares mankind with nature. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:07:00 AM
    This one is new to've captured that dry August heat so well..sounds like home...ha. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:28:00 PM
    I was hoping for rain...congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on another great win Andrea..Donna

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Andrea! Everything about this poem is just so fresh. I love the repetition and the rhyme - they really bring this one to life. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Of course- should have known this amazing poem was yours, Andrea! I absolutely love it, thank you soooo much for participating in my contest! Congrats on a well deserved win! :)

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 5:11:00 AM
    Morning GLORY! I kept trying to return to read this one and now I am glad that I waited so I could slowly digest its uniqueness..A swap quatrain is a stunning sort of poem and you wrote a killerific one...I especially like --whirling whirling comes a wind/arid and undisciplined! Suave rhyme! congrats!!! A new favorite. Here's to a grrreat Tuesday! gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 3:47:00 PM
    Andrea congrats on your win, this is amazing..David