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Heat Wave

Ruthless orb of light,
Barring darkness from the night.
Baking beaches, roasting roads,
Scorching mountains till they glow.
Frying forests, singeing skies,
Boiling rivers till they rise. 
Even time seems to bleed
Like a melting Dali scene,
And the air begins to curl
Along with Escher's tilting world.
Would Van Gogh's flowers wane
Without a single drop of rain?
Would Klimt's fair ladies faint
In a set of dripping paint? 
The artist must be cursed
To struggle with this constant thirst 
And wander from the sheltered cave
To wrestle with this blinding blaze.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:03:00 AM
    So cool, Heather...Isaiah is right...rhythm and meter is awesome. Your skills as a painter bleed through this poem I think.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:54:00 AM
    You write with a good meter and rhythm yourself. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for creating such a neat contest. I had a great time writing my piece. You did a wonderful job of managing everything. I hope you do many more in the future.

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 7:34:00 PM
    there you go again, searing us with the blaze of your descriptive pen!! Awesome, Heather, and I hope you had a very merry Chirstmas day.

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Such beauty! Is this published or what? It's really good, and you are extremely talented... I've read some of your other poems as well. You should visit my site: ! I think this poem could have a really good chance of winning one of our contests! Wish you the best with your poetry and I hope you get published! : )Jacob Cramer

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:26:00 PM
    Heather, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:18:00 AM
    What a witty poem you have written. I love how you brought Dali, Escher into the mix. I love their work. Great poem Heather.

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:00:00 AM
    Heather, a very nice poem. - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Christmas Hugs from Anne-Lise :)