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Still July

Sunlight seeps
through the blinds,
oozes into the room.
The ceiling fan sweats
from its labor.
The clock creeps
at half speed,
pendulum dragging
through syrupy air.

On the stoop,
the old cat sprawls,
soothing her arthritic joints.

7/13/2017

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Date: 8/6/2018 10:23:00 PM
Delightful imagery, Agnes.
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Date: 8/5/2017 6:13:00 PM
Hi Agnes , beautifully described ' syrupy air ' and the poor old cat :)))hugs
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Date: 7/20/2017 8:27:00 PM
Excellent !!! Lovely moment/picture....I see...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/26/2017 9:17:00 PM
Thank you, Rick.
Date: 7/18/2017 4:52:00 PM
Lovely poem Agnes..
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/26/2017 9:16:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One.
Date: 7/18/2017 11:05:00 AM
Don't know about the arthritic cat but I do. I 'wake' about 4 times before the 'up' kicks in. With the morning temp around 35' it is hard to get motivated. Need Coffee! Lovely write. God Bless. D.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/18/2017 3:33:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Dave.
Date: 7/17/2017 10:46:00 AM
This is lovely Agnes. This has been a hot summer in my area. I can just see your cat making the best of the heat. Well done, and congratulations on top honors! Dean
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/17/2017 1:43:00 PM
Thank you for your visit, Dean.
Date: 7/16/2017 4:57:00 PM
Often referred to as the "dog days of summer".....nicely done, congrats on your placement.
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Date: 7/17/2017 9:32:00 AM
Thank you, John.
Date: 7/16/2017 9:07:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Agnes! I visited your website. Your photographs are gorgeous. I'd love to see one depicting all your parent's rhododendrons. Maybe you could post it with your Far Away poem!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/17/2017 9:32:00 AM
Thank you for checking out my website. I don't have any picture of my parents' garden, but I did take some pictures in the rhododenron park a few minutes from their house and added one of those to the poem.
Date: 7/14/2017 4:30:00 PM
Oh this is such a fun piece, Agnes. Sweats of July is better that January freezing cold :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/14/2017 4:45:00 PM
Oh no, give me January any time! Thanks for stopping by, Akkina.
Date: 7/14/2017 1:51:00 PM
Just take your shoes off and have tall cold drink, don't rush through anything, it's July...Wonderful Agnes.
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Date: 7/14/2017 4:45:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie.
Date: 7/14/2017 7:18:00 AM
I love this, I could feel it, smell it even. Masterfully done Agnes, I love them short and potent. Fave :) xomo!
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Date: 7/14/2017 7:24:00 AM
Thank you, Maureen.
Date: 7/14/2017 3:12:00 AM
Summer sauce....ugh! Muggy weather drains every ounce out of you. I enjoyed your vivid imagery Agnes! : )
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Date: 7/14/2017 7:24:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. Yes, drained is exactly what it feels.
Date: 7/13/2017 8:26:00 PM
gosh, I think I like this one even better. This person needs to get some air conditioning!! Awesome imagery, Agnes.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 9:22:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. (I am fortunate and do have A/C.)
Date: 7/13/2017 5:49:00 PM
I definitely know what you are talking about Agnes. It is 101f/38c here and high humidity and will be like this at least through August. No rain only adds to the misery. I loved your poem though, you described the seasonal temps very well.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 6:02:00 PM
Thanks, Chris. Seems like it's miserable throughout large parts of the country.
Date: 7/13/2017 5:49:00 PM
Lots of great imagery in your poem, Agnes. It makes me thankful for air conditioning. :-)
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Date: 7/13/2017 6:02:00 PM
Thanks, Carol. Me too :)
Date: 7/13/2017 5:32:00 PM
I have been to the south and Midwest in summer; it's awful. Yes, it is dryer here, but it has been muggier, even out in the desert from what I hear, than in the past. I know you don't think I can imagine your pain, but indeed I can. And let the cat lie on the cool bathroom floor. This poem sounds like something Faulkner or Joyce Carol Oates might've written. Very good.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 5:43:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by, Dale. I'm sure you can imagine heat :) I hate summer. The cat refuses to stay in the house and cries until I let her out. I figure she must know what feels good to her. And she has water.
Date: 7/13/2017 5:30:00 PM
I am hearing it is hot in a lot of places Agnes. It is cool here, actually cold for July and I need to send some cool weather to people :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/13/2017 5:44:00 PM
Please do! I hate being prisoner in the house. I walk in the mornings, and that is already unpleasant.