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The warmer months

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The warmer months

I always feel like a prisoner in the winter, banished from the outside by the jealous wind. As I get older, I continue to make peace with the cold, but I follow the spring. It is a different door, one covered with vines and stars, and to it I am drawn, as if to a beautiful girl.. no other days compare to her.
  
The flash of a disposable camera, clicked with young fingers, pink-polished nails. A yellow sun dress patterned with orange daisies. The basket on the bike is filled with stuff for lunch, sodas and sandwiches and things. Laughter resounds over the tops of trees as we careen, the children of May, across the sun-spotted road.

The compass points north You know, this is Saturday That means we go east
You yell to me that I run too fast, but all I hear is my heartbeat in my ears. I look back, you run faster. The evening begins to cast a spell in our town; the colors purple and orange appear like watercolor in the sky and we both stop to watch. Vapor trails crisscross above us, they're streaks across the fading day, pieces of the memories we've made.
Heat lightning at night She's reading a magazine Sarah's rare green eyes
To your door we go, but only you proceed. Your father doesn't trust me yet, but I tell you that I'll try harder. Maybe, one day, he'll give me a pat on the shoulder and a smile. It does hurt, I won't deny, to listen to the screen door wheeze shut and hear your bounding footsteps on the stairs. What comforts me is that I know tomorrow brings you around again, walking through a high archway, lovely enough to steal the sun's attention from the flowers.
These suburban dreams The pink and yellow houses Waiting with my thoughts
-For Debbie Guzzi's "Spring Haibun" contest

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on completing your contest, Jeremy!!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. It was fun, looking forward to making another.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 12:57:00 AM
    Haibun...cream bun...I know not of the difference...but this...this is DIVINE!!! Magical! I have been introduced to a new love and my heart beats faster! I have to share this on my Facebook page . I just adore..WOW!! And suddenly, just like that, I have another favourite poet :^D

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D!!!
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Absolutely gorgeous! Haibun is rare to find (well good ones anyway). The story you painted was incredibly vivid and sprinkled with tenderness. I especially liked the final haiku about the neighborhood just waiting for someone to write about their story. I've written a couple haibun, but they never seem to be so long...

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/12/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was my first one.. I am just learning how. Thank you!
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:10:00 PM
    ((())) Congrats on your great win..Sara

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/12/2013 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sara!!!!
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Wow! I love this, Jeremy. It's just my opinion but this is excellent! Congratulations!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/6/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't mind these kinds of opinions at all, thank you!
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:19:00 PM
    btw, don't be afraid to ask about anything here at Soup that is new!! I can explain it to you in soupmail.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Jeremy, yours was one of my favorites. Congrats on the winners list.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/6/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw, thanks Andrea. Have a good Thursday!
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:02:00 PM
    This is delightful !! Enjoyed your visions and thoughts on spring...you brought so much color into this. Congrats on your win !!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/6/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debra :)
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Jeremy, ;-) Congratulations with your nice winning poem in Debbie's "Spring haibun" contest... xox~LINDA

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thx PDA
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Thanks for the entry! and all your hard work.. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debbie. Lots of light and love your way, too
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Jeremy......oh boy do you have a great poetic future ahead...just perfect...Donna

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna, thank you for your lovely comments
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Soup mail new poet friend

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:50:00 PM
    wow, this is amazing. I really am impressed by some of the haibun that Deb is receiving in her contest. I love ho you made it about this Sarah and the spring and love!! GREAT writing.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea!! :D
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:01:00 PM
    I think this is brilliant. Reading it I saw it almost as a movie.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, thanks!! :)
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Butifully written with images capturing the imagination and filling the heart with anticipation!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Demetrios. That's really kind of you
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:42:00 AM
    Jeremy a very colourful picture, good luck...David

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/5/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, David.