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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 12:19:00 AM

    Strange. In my previous comment below, I mentioned how it might be better if you add to this standing-alone, couplet....and now I see that you have shortened the two lines into only one. Well, wotever man(lol).

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Ruben, a great song from a nature enthusiast.Great imagery.You have used limited words appropriately. (: )Jenish.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:28:00 PM

    how come you are not posting any more?? I have a soupmail for you.

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 5:50:00 PM

    it's very nice.

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 4:08:00 PM

    Heh Ruben where have you been? I see your last poem was written in June, common little Ruby sunshine, give us more if you please xxx

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:46:00 PM

    nice couplet ;} I need to read more of yours ;}

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:56:00 AM

    hey, need some new ones up!! Soupmail.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 5:33:00 PM

    This is really nice!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:05:00 PM

    I can see the steam rising, and clouds of dust with each raindrop! (We could use a little on this hot day!!......Let us do a rain dance, please!

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:56:00 AM

    loving your summer couplet :-) CONGRATULATIONS -in Andrea, contest!!! Take Care *xox* Linda

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 4:55:00 PM

    nice one, ruben! congrats!

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 4:51:00 PM

    this paints a vivid picture, very much like the weather here in the uk at the moment! congrats on your win ruben :)

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 4:43:00 PM

    I can easily picture this in my mind. Great write, Ruben! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:48:00 PM

    Oh Mr. O I'd love to splash in puddles with you ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 4:45:00 AM

    beautiful Reuben. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 12:32:00 AM

    : ) Congratulations on a fine win, Ruben! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:05:00 PM

    Nicely written, my friend. Well deserving of a win.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Ruben, ha ha I know this ugly image... and I say ugly cuz, of all the humidity we dread after a rainy day during the summer. . Congratulations in Andrea's steaming hot summer couplet contest... what else could we ask for -the constant reminder of the hottest season that wonders through my Texas Sky. <3<3<3 ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 1:25:00 PM

    Congrats Ruben on your win!Love this couplet.

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 1:16:00 PM

    You describe perfectly what has just happened where I live. Rain....then sun......and watching the earth drink up as fast as it can!! I love the reality of this one!!

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:49:00 AM

    a very good one about the heat of summer, Ruben. WELL DONE and congrats on your win in my contest.

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:20:00 AM

    Congrats Ruben..good to see oyur great piece on the winners list. BG

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 7:37:00 AM

    Hey stranger, I hope this couplet means you are back---psst, I have a free verse contest running!

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:19:00 AM

    I saw that your "Solstice" poem was honoured in Debbie's contest blog. I still think it is one of your best poems. I don't know about this couplet post? If I am to be honest, and not fake, I'd have to admit how I am almost disappointed that this is wot you finally post after so many months in-between new submissions. For a couplet, you packed-in a lot of good imagery, and as Richard L. mentions below, the thirsty earth makes for good poetry. The couplet is fine....but a couplet on its own, as a post? Hey, if your public muse is that desperate, then I can understand. By all means, continue posting.

    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/27/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Man, I love this comment! You made me laugh so hard ... I would pay to get this kind of feedback! This site needs people like you, my friend. Thank you so much and I'll write something "worth" reading! I promise.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:24:00 AM

    It is almost like the earth inhaling the water. I love the image you have created.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Very expressive and descriptive work..Enjoyed reading today..Thanks for the consoling words on Gail's blog..I appreciate you stopping by...We are about to get back to normal abnormal..Ha! Ha!! Sara

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:02:00 AM

    :D Enjoyed this... our puddles here in Ontario are refusing to dry.. rain rain and more rain. Best wishes for the contest, this should "shine" ... lol.. I can't help myself. PS--- I removed my blog. Seems the numbskull either removed his poems or Soup (thank you soup) deleted his account. I emailed soup as well. I just had to rant for a bit... sheesh, who wouldn't? Hugs Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:58:00 AM

    - A good summer couplet, Ruben. - Good luck in the contest! - Hope to see it high up on the winning list. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:33:00 AM

    Many times there are double meanings in your poems but i guess its really about a summer day this time..right? I'm yearning for some rain..but i guess it won't happen till the end of August. The warm breath from a thirsty earth devouring puddles-Pondering..thinking...analyzing.. Intriguing as ever..Welcome back

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:36:00 PM

    We have had a lot of rain during the last couple of weeks here in New Jersey. Right now, the ground is not thirsty, it is turgid. Good write.