Sunday, 3 September 2017

Summer shapes (uncomplicated things)

I find the inspiration to write about sad or tragic events is becoming a regular process for me. And so I thought I'd try and write a short piece on less complicated times and things.

Summer Shapes (uncomplicated things)

Rectangular splashes of colour on sands,
a philatelist’s dream of patch work stamps
nestled behind blue and red canvas screens.

Hear the squeals of laughter as children run
to the rhythm of white lapping waves.

Paisley patterned kerchiefs knotted by four
and milk bottle tops and milk bottle legs,
some should cover up their wobbly shapes.

Triangular sails dance on the blue,
filled with a warm breeze out on a broad reach.
A round sun flames, then fizzles to the eve
to new sounds of sweethearts kissing the night.

© Julian Clarke Sept' 2017

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24 comments:

  1. Such warm imagery - I loved every carefully chosen word

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Jae. Much appreciated

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    2. Yes Julian, Excellent. I loved the imagery and the simplicity.

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    3. Thank you John, glad you liked it.

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  2. Summer colours, shapes and sounds. Lovely.

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  3. patchwork stamps is a nice way to describe the rectangular shapes on the beach!

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  4. In these days of dark news, it is a pleasure and distinct relief to read of such lovely things........thank you.

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    1. You're most welcome Sherry. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I fell like I'm invited inside an impressionist painting...

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  6. Such beautiful imagery here!❤️

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  7. Such lovely imagery... especially the last line.

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  8. Yes, definitely, an aura of ease, luv this canvas of light,

    Thank you for dropping in at my Sunday Standard today

    much love...

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  9. So much beauty of the Summer that will soon be leaving us.

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  10. Delightful ... but, sadly, with something if the flavour of a past era recalled with nostalgia. (I hope it can be, instead, an ongoing present reality for many generations.)

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    1. Hi Rosemary, thank you for your kind remarks. Yes i agree there is a nostalgic feel to this piece, however my wife and I spent a lovely afternoon on the beach only 2 Sundays ago and the only thing that was missing that I've included in my poem were the paisley kerchiefs. It was those relaxing hours that was the inspiration for this piece. As always your comments are much appreciated.

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  11. I love this picture you have painted. I laughed out loud at "milk bottle legs" and that some of them should be covered up. All these simple and singable images of happiness and light.

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  12. Like the paisley kerchiefs knotted in four and the wobbly bodies.Not a celebrity hang out I presume :)

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  13. I like that sweethearts kissing end.

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