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Summer Lover

Oh, summer sun, all winter I have missed
your stale hot breath upon my upturned face;
your tongue that seers my flesh as I unlace
the strings on my bikini. I am kissed
by sultry lips that burn. I can’t resist!
I bask in light of day, and I embrace
Your penetrating rays that find each space
of skin exposed. I wait and plan my tryst.
And when you come, I’ll reverence you once more,
supine, as you would have me, to receive
your torrid touch as token of your lust.
In June we’ll meet as always by the lakeshore.
I should not go.  So well you can deceive.
Some lovers you have killed! Yet still I trust. . .

*For A Rambling Poet's Scavenger Hunt Contest
This poem emulates the lovely haiku called
"dappled sun," (6/9) and also it is a love poem 
for summer much like Constance's Senryu 
"Winter Love" is her love affair with winter.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 11/7/2017 7:18:00 AM
This is terrific writing, Andrea, enjoyed:)
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Date: 11/14/2014 3:46:00 PM
Stunning!!!! Difficult form in its rigid rhyming scheme in the octave followed by another rigid scheme in the following six. The success of this type of poetry is that it has to read as smooth as any simplistic form. Fav.
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Date: 4/28/2013 7:05:00 PM
Another lovely sonnet. But it's to be hoped you know better regarding that sun.-Red
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Date: 9/7/2010 10:23:00 AM
I haven't read one of your poems in so long!! I really missed reading your amazing writing!! Speaking of amazing that is what this poem is, AMAZING!! lol Great write. Luv ya :) -Echo
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Date: 8/17/2010 1:45:00 PM
Love it, I'm right there with you!
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Date: 8/16/2010 7:42:00 PM
Sensual and shows the love of the Sun.
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Date: 8/15/2010 11:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this terrific poem, Andrea! Very nicely done. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 8/15/2010 8:50:00 AM
My congratulations Andrea to you on your win in Constance ~ A Rambling Poet's contest "Scavenger Hunt". Love, Carol
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Date: 8/15/2010 8:34:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your #3. Agape, Moses
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Date: 8/15/2010 7:26:00 AM
Congrats Andrea on your third place win in the Scavenger Hunt contest with this amazing and awesome write from your gifted pen.. enjoy this happy Sunday... in Italy.. yeah ...luv..
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Date: 8/15/2010 7:18:00 AM
Andrea, Congratulations on your third place win. A great write, you took me right to the beach. My favorie place of course. Jerri
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Date: 8/14/2010 9:28:00 PM
Congrats for the third place win, Andrea
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Date: 8/13/2010 4:45:00 PM
those burning lips, that the other just can't resist.understood by anyone who has been in some type of real love. & also yes i have to say your utah fresh market was seen in a different way as i read it.lol, which i guessed it was the right kind of humor in your pen! cute write. ~Always&Forever Lynette
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Date: 8/13/2010 4:09:00 AM
Leaves me speechless Andrea...add this to my favs...thank you...^_^ v
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Date: 8/13/2010 2:55:00 AM
good poem
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Date: 8/12/2010 9:38:00 PM
Good luck, Andrea! nice and truthful, enjoyed. Sorry! I have not been commenting much on anyones poems lately. I am like you now.I never have time..lol.that or I am always on chat with Nathan,,Besides I thought I would give the soup a break, and just be ON and OFF...Like others..later,..p.d.,,,but I won't forget my favorite poets,..bye
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Date: 8/12/2010 9:07:00 AM
My Good wishes for your Contest for this great write my friend. ........Ravindra.......Andrea Dietrich.
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Date: 8/12/2010 9:05:00 AM
What a great love for seasons you have unfolded in these most striking and loving words in your beautiful and sweet Italian Sonnet. And quite sensuous too. Great write my friend. Love and best wishes.......Ravindra..........Andrea Dietrich.
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Date: 8/12/2010 8:08:00 AM
Nice job...good luck in the contest. Jimmy
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Date: 8/12/2010 7:10:00 AM
enjoyed today...thanks for your support even in my dark moments.
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Date: 8/11/2010 8:37:00 PM
A love affair with summer! I love the line breaks (enjambment?) in this. Steamy and well done! Enjoyed :) hugs, kris
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Date: 8/11/2010 2:42:00 PM
Very fine work! The summer sun is so tempting - and so dangerous. Intresting personification,too. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/11/2010 2:05:00 PM
Wow, Is it hot in here~and yes I am a Pisces, I was writting for all Pisces~whats your sign summer love lady??~god bless~Rick
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Date: 8/11/2010 2:02:00 PM
A very nice write from the Queen of the Sonnet.. any kind of Sonnet.. great inspiration Constance provides too... good luck in her contest.. this is quite awesome my friend.. as only u can do.. and YES its all true in the MidSummer Night's Dream Come True ... Ron luvs to sing to me and our local italian restaurant gives him the floor when we go there to eat and he prearranged it so this is how it happened.. my friend..with luv..
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Date: 8/11/2010 1:31:00 PM
sounds like you get burnt to a third degree crisp every year in more ways than one
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