Sunday, July 20, 2014

Boys of Summer

photo by PSC / 2014

Boys of Summer

Long, loose, lank,
devil-may-care, they’re
conceived in starlight
and moon glow,
birthed by water,
fostered in the wind,
untamed, unsettled, unbroken.

It’s summertime, and clocks
can’t confine them.

They rise when they desire,
dress in swim trunks, sun-browned skin,
 spend days carelessly,
punctuated by sunshine;
pitching the present
like pennies against a wall,
unconcerned at their forfeiture.

September’s so very far away
under a July firefly sky.

They’re just playing 
with matches, 
still unaware
how fires are started.

PSC / 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Nature’s Fireworks (a shadorma*)

Nature’s Fireworks (a shadorma*)

Hot, humid,
glorious summer!
Clouds rumble!
Heavens blaze!
Mother Nature’s own light show
thunders in the sky.

PSC/July 4th 2014

 Happy   4th  of  July! 

* The Shadorma is a poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza (or sestet).  Each stanza has a syllable count as follows: (3/5/3/3/7/5)  three syllables in the first line, five syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third and fourth lines, seven syllables in the fifth line, and five syllables in the sixth line for a total of 26 syllables. A poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadormas).

p.s.  Apologies for the lengthy video (2:45).  I still haven't figured out how to edit & shrink it to create a video that Blogger will recognize.  :-(