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The lake is a tsimmes; boats, babies, and fish bob in white wakes.
Ah but, the sandy shoal, the small fish nest beneath and beside the docks.
The lens of lake divides but   why chose when both are a joy?

Squeals of delight hang   humid air steams the Sunday sunbathers.
Barbecues char hotdogs and burgers   ladies strap-stripped, barelegged.
Coconut oil on skin  or grilled meat wafts  both are joyous smells.

Bob Marley on the breeze   teens necking on the boulders,  hot.
The roar of powerful engines or   the driving pump of nubile hips.
Catch the colors, eye the scene     you sit reading with a smile.





First Published in Pithy Pages For Erudite Readers Summer 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/21/2015 8:03:00 PM
You indeed have captured summer. Not only the scene but the smells, as well! A 7. and a delightful read....Darlene
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Date: 7/17/2015 5:55:00 PM
Wonderful. It captures the sweet HOT essence of summer that I so love!
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Date: 7/7/2015 2:32:00 PM
Summertime and the living is easy! You capture the season well in this work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/3/2015 4:40:00 AM
Debbie, thank you for sharing your beautiful poem! I love the sijo and well you the one who thought me do this! :)!! I so love each one of them, the first is me fave!Happy Weekend! =) ~Olive Eloisa
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Date: 7/2/2015 9:19:00 PM
enjoyed your sijo, *luv p.d.
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Date: 7/2/2015 2:22:00 AM
Yes, I am reading with a smile...of satisfaction! What a delightful poem; great imagery; I close my eyes and see it all. I also learnt a new word-tsimmes! Have a lovely day. // paul
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Date: 7/1/2015 8:51:00 PM
Ah, this is a delight to the senses. The poem breathes! I have an appetite for these kind of reads, I find. Should see if I can try my hand at it. An edifying one, Deb.
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Date: 7/1/2015 9:02:00 PM
Thanks Kim a appreciate the way you emote as well !
Date: 6/30/2015 12:36:00 PM
Back again to this summertime delight, to thank you once again for a wonderful placement in a more somber themed contest, but one that is a familiar and inspiring topic. Thanks Debbie, it is always an honor! :)
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Date: 6/30/2015 8:35:00 AM
Debbie, this poem is so visual ,7, I felt I was there with you reading, congrats on the publication and I want to thank you so much for my fine placement in your Death and Dying contest, that sure went fast, anyways, I am very honored
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Date: 6/27/2015 8:55:00 AM
Bob Marley !! This is the kind of thought that makes your poem so "real" !! So much in a sijo !! (Oh, and a big big thank you for my placement in your "talk/walk" contest! Such fun one to do !!:) !!
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Date: 6/27/2015 3:34:00 AM
enjoyed the beauty of contrasting lines, debbie... summer mystifies... SOUPIE for you.. huggs
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