~ Southern Summer Night ~

As the heavy, humid clouds press down,
The heat lightning skips across the skies.
The frogs and cicadas have a muted sound,
And the still air stifles the fire-flies.

It’s a sultry, southern summer night,
No moon shines, but the stars are drinking.
It’s the kind of eve where everyone’s too tired to fight,
And the thoughts are weighted by too much thinking.

The steamy air seems thick with care,
Like breathing through a warm, damp sponge.
Above the clouds, I know it’s cold up there,
If I could clear my head – these thoughts expunge.

The air-conditioner has made me spoiled,
So I sit in the arctic, freezing as I write.
Still, inside me, the heaviness – perfectly coiled,
Unable to find release on a mid-July night.

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2007


About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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