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Friday, July 19, 2013

Dog days of summer, Margaret's challenge

dog beaches are busy
collector cars are out
flowers festoon
street lamps

limp old ladies
fan melting faces
and secretly
pray for rain


thunder, lightning
bring pelting rain
storm drains
are full for an hour

old ladies smile
until tomorrow
when heat returns
yet again

the cycle continues
lightning and sun
fire and water
the dog days of summer

old dogs rest in the shade



Posted for
Margaret's challenge
at the
Imaginary
Garden
with
Real Toads


15 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you have captured it - the classic cars are out here, too, and the goldens are finding what shade they can! They come in for the hot afternoons.

Margaret said...

"old dogs" are very wise :) Loved this.

Mary said...

This made me smile, Kay. Especially the part about dogs resting in the shade. Mine rest in the house, but oddly enough they still seek out the sunny patches on the carpet.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
My you have some great piccies this week Kay! Loved the ones for reflecting and shadows, but that one up top of a wet Lindy is precious.

Without knowing your theme these few lines may be of interest to you! Hugs, YAM xx

Kerry O'Connor said...

Old dogs rest in the shade!
What a splendid concluding line for this poem, Kay. I do admire Miss Lindy, but feel for her with that coat in the summer-time.

Grace said...

Seen those cars & motorcycles and blooms on the streets ~ I am thankful for the sun though, as its short & fleeting ~

Smiles from BC ~

Mama Zen said...

Old dogs are smart! Love this, Kay.

Dulse said...

Amazing tribute to dogs and their wisdom...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yes, I loved this!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Peggy said...

I am with the old dogs looking for shade! You have captured my image of a mid-west kind of summer with afternoon rain and heat. Summer rain is rare here especially one that would fill the drains! Right now it would feel very good!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it...so many summer things going on in it. Old ladies melt and fan...goodness, I think you are describing me. lol

Vandana Sharma said...

A light summer and refreshing one too.

Susan said...

Neat to have all the activity contrast with who is in the shade and sitting--the old, be they ladies or dogs. But where are the old men?

Truedessa said...

I love seeing flowers on street lamp posts as it is a sure sign of summer.

Helen said...

This 'old dog' loves to rest in the shade too. Woof, woof.