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Summer Nights in the South

Summer Nights in the South Green fireflies blink in the quiet of night and our sleeping old dog heaves a sigh. Dreaming, she sprints through a youthful blue sky chasing delicate clouds, cotton-white. A red-sunset tanager* colors the warm air from a perch in the majestic oak limbs above professing by lullaby, sincerely devoted love, like some sublimely recited evening prayer. I lay back and smile, through the leaves, at the moon to the sound of crops rippling in the breeze thinking how precious are nights such as these when alone, with the Earth I commune.
*Summer Tanagers (Piranga rubra) are native to the southern U.S. but are not true tanagers. They are actually members of the cardinal family. 08/01/15 Submission for Contest: Nature Poems Only Hosted by: Shadow Hamilton

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Date: 8/22/2015 2:17:00 PM
Hi Graham Visiting your poems for the first time and pleased that I did. The imagery in this write brings one to the moment and presence of the scene. Lovely write ~~X~~
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The Grahamburglar
Date: 8/22/2015 3:48:00 PM
Hi Kim, thanks for taking the time to visit my little corner of the page. I appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment, and thank you for your kind and encouraging words. =)
Date: 8/21/2015 6:28:00 PM
A magical write that so illustrates the South and its beauty my friend. Adding this jewel to my fav list.. A7
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Date: 8/21/2015 7:13:00 PM
Hi Robert, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I didn't grow up in the south, but when I moved here in my 20's I feel in love with it. Hot as blazes during the day, but the warm nights make summer my favorite time of the year...followed closely by tornado season (here in OK at least) haha.
Date: 8/13/2015 8:28:00 PM
G.. You wrote a picture perfect nature poem for Shadow's great outdoors contest. Congrats on your placement.. Your work is a winner!
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The Grahamburglar
Date: 8/21/2015 7:13:00 PM
Thanks Lyric. I feel a bit silly that it took me so long to reply to this, but your feedback and comments are always appreciated sir.
Date: 8/5/2015 9:45:00 AM
Beautifully penned.
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Date: 8/5/2015 9:28:00 AM
Perfect nature poem indeed…Way to go with this win..Congrats!!Sara
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Date: 8/5/2015 4:35:00 AM
delightful pen Joyce congrats on placing hugs
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Date: 8/5/2015 4:36:00 AM
I meant Graham sorry hugs
Date: 8/4/2015 10:42:00 PM
Congrats on ur awesome win Graham! Delightful read!
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Date: 8/4/2015 9:45:00 PM
The Grahamburglar,, Congratulations on your win..... SKAT
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Date: 8/4/2015 4:28:00 PM
such wonderful imagery - i had never heard of a tanager - wow what a colourful bird ... many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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