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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 8:54:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea on your first place win in Skat's contest today love. Love always Gail

  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: 6/22/2012 12:01:00 AM

    CONGRATS....very good write. I know a new form now. Thanks poet!

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 3:47:00 PM

    Andrea congrats on your win, this is amazing..David

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 11:22:00 PM

    Andie-Pandie, all 3 top poems are stand-alone winners in my books. This poem has such a smooth flow to it. Thank you for supporting my contest! BTW - I saw a comment of yours - you entered my other contest? Would you mind telling me which poem it is?

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 6:18:00 PM

    Congrats ,Andea, love this one..:) Jag

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:08:00 PM

    Congratulations on your winning place Andy well done this flows great xx

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 11:25:00 AM

    Andrea, you bring nature to life with this gem and I just love the journey you took me on with this gem. Congratulations on your win, I am glad I got a chance to read it tonight, love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:29:00 AM

    YOU ARE A EXTRAVAGANT POET! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:27:00 AM

    hehe umm should I really be revealing my interpretation here? haha! Going back to the literal meaning, As in upon turning around, they see that the person returned, and that "different" light was actually hope this time. Another meaning for "turning around" was as in turn into a new leaf, change. Ok I am stopping. I would love to leave more mystery in there. But yes, that is just one way of me looking at it-- you can interpret it any way you want :D hugs again sweetie! & thank you again!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:25:00 AM

    oh back again, I am getting So forgetful-- about your comment in my poem, thank you very much for your insights-- I really appreciate it :)--- actually I put in the reason there for the person "blossoming" again-- albeit subtly-- the "burying" there upon being dragged was a metaphorical death-- the person helping didn't die, but considered dead since the other person thought they didn't need any help--that's 1 way to look at it. So the "turning around" can also be literal and metaphorical. cont

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:09:00 AM

    Beautifully written poem!! Love the flow and Congrats on your win!! LOVE IT!! HUGS!!