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I Tasted Summer

I tasted summer…
It sure tasted good
I was dying for a sip
Of my iced coffee CHINO
Only in Cyprus…
My drug of choice
Crushed ice with sweetened coffee
OH....YES!
In the evenings
succulent watermelon treats
Eating it all with relish
Even the seeds
what greed!

I tasted summer…
In that first dive into the pool
How cool!
Immersed in liquid delight
Open eyes
I touched the bottom of the pool
Two dolphins painted there
Let me have my way...
I did a handstand
Legs pointed straight up into the air
The water running down my legs
Straight up....I held on

Weightless
Weightless
In my element
My hair flowing around me
As I did my strokes
Diving in and out of the water
A fish…
That's how I got described
by the one who watched,
"Your so agile"

Such exuberance
I thought…OH…this is better...
Better that a sensual high
There was I
Gliding in and out
Water above, below, all around
Carrying me
Splashing around me
loving me
Playing...playing with my hair
Saturating my soul
With giddiness

Muted sound
Below the surface
I swim underwater
The width of the pool
I thrust up for air
Water slides off my body
The sun kisses me
Applauding the feat
I taste summer
It sure tastes good

Salty scent in my hair
My body slathered in sunscreen
Sand clinging to me
The beach
My sensing feasting
On every single thing...
My eyes delighted

A small September crowd
Enjoys the breeze
that creates the waves
I wade into the water
Intake of breath
I squeal
It's refreshingly cold
The water laps at my legs
crawling further and further up
Making me gasp
Finally....
I submerge
I laugh

I dive into the waves
One by one
I play...
I push myself high
My face to the shore
They pound on my back
I take a deep breath and let them roll over me
Enjoying the roughness
That "out of control" feeling
This is greater than me

And then
I lie back
I float
Blue above
White puffs: baby angel breath clouds
I let the sun ravish
The water carries me
I forget everything
My mind blank like the blue sky
There is nothing but the NOW
NOW
And there am I
Tasting summer
Salty and sweet
September treat
And happy
Oh, so, happy, am, I!

Eileen Manassian


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  1. Date: 9/22/2014 8:51:00 PM

    So beautifully written here Eileen. Sounds like a dream of a summer. Mine was the pits and not watermelon ones lol. Great poem that was a pleasure to my eyes.
  1. Date: 9/21/2014 10:24:00 AM

    Do you know you just transmitted the vibe of good feeling to me sweet Eileen.You are a refreshing sweet peppermint here or the cherry on the cake or the dolphin in the waves? Such a beauty.So glad you are back Sis...: )
  1. Date: 9/21/2014 8:28:00 AM

    I felt like I was transported back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Thank you for this taste of summer. So sad that summer has ended. Mind you I do love the fall.
  1. Date: 9/20/2014 6:48:00 PM

    Only a woman of your spry sensuality could romanticize summer in such a delicious and physical way Eileen. You must have seemed a giddy Goddess out there on soft beach and rough waves. What a ravishing vision! I cheer your happiness, I love your poetry. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 9/20/2014 5:52:00 PM

    My personal feelings are this. I believe this form loves your pen.I so enjoyed reading this.It flowed beautifully for me. I really, really loved it.
  1. Date: 9/20/2014 4:06:00 PM

    Well if you put it that way! Why didn't you say so!!!!! I would have joined you! Refreshing poem!
  1. Date: 9/20/2014 10:20:00 AM

    fabulous imagery Eileen I was swimming there with you and the baby angel breath clouds - divine image my friend:-) Hugs Jan xxx

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