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July

Stifling heat
broods on the land,
smothers any impulse
to stir.
Sluggish afternoon hours
drip, 
stick 
to the skin,
steeping us
in lethargy.

7/12/2017

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Date: 8/6/2018 10:21:00 PM
That's exactly how we have been feeling this summer, like steeped teabags! A delightful poem, Agnes.
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Date: 7/14/2017 9:27:00 PM
For sure! I know why hand fans and ice tea were part of the deep South! Congrats!
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Date: 7/13/2017 8:40:00 PM
Oh, this is PERFECT, Agnes - I don't think I've ever heard the sticky summer days so sublimely expressed! A Fav for sure - congrats!! :-)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 9:19:00 PM
Thank you so much, Greg.
Date: 7/13/2017 8:25:00 PM
loved the assonance in the middle short I sound words and the whole thing is just so fitting for JULY
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 9:19:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea - I am thrilled you noticed that :)
Date: 7/13/2017 8:25:00 PM
I see a congrats down here. Did you win a a contest with this?
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 9:18:00 PM
I got a 9th place in Brian's July Premiere contest.
Date: 7/13/2017 7:52:00 AM
Congrats, Agnes! Your poems portrays very vividly the feel of summer humidity, something I m too familiar with, living in North Indian plains where this kind of sticky sultriness stays for months!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 6:13:00 PM
Thank you, Sushma. It's probably much worse where you live.
Date: 7/13/2017 2:13:00 AM
You've captured the month very well.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 6:12:00 PM
Thanks, ML
Date: 7/12/2017 8:26:00 PM
Come on down here a little deeper in the water, Mrs Agnes. Take a deep steep:) great poem very clever. That is exactly what being steeped must feel like. Open the door and let the sweat in.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 6:12:00 PM
LOL - must be hot down there where you are, too.
Date: 7/12/2017 6:03:00 PM
Agnes, I live in SoCal and I'm right there with you!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/12/2017 7:01:00 PM
It is dry-ER, but I'm melting anyway. It's usually not so hot this early. I guess global-warming is working its magic.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/12/2017 6:21:00 PM
Is it humid there? I though it was dry?
Date: 7/12/2017 5:08:00 PM
Phew I feel hot just reading you poem, Agnes . I'm so glad we don't get extremes of temperature and don't have to suffer in the heat:-( hugs Jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/12/2017 5:11:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. As you probably know, almost all buildings here are air conditioned, so as long as you stay indoors, it's OK. Can't do anything outside during the day; I went for a walk at 8am and it was already over 80.
Date: 7/12/2017 5:02:00 PM
It's a little humid here with some storms around, but not that bad. Hope it gets cooler soon. Good one Agnes :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/12/2017 5:10:00 PM
Thanks, Heidi. Slight cooling expected Friday, then back to upper nineties for next week. I hate summer here.
Date: 7/12/2017 4:56:00 PM
You can say that again. The afternoons are the worst...I'm in one right now. : ) Nicely done Agnes.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/12/2017 4:58:00 PM
Thanks, Chris. It is awful, upper nineties and humid. Makes my brain rot. I'd rather have scorching dry heat.