Sunday, 13 August 2006

Heatwave by Steven Schroeder

Cricketsong smells of rain
on the far side of heat this
evening, but it has not broken.

A shadow of a promise,
a kiss of shade diverts us,
takes our minds off sun.

Steven Schroeder, Chicago, USA


Juliet Wilson said...

This atmospheric poem arrived too late for me to include it while the heatwave hit Edinburgh. Maybe it can be a reminder..... Of course in some places, I guess the heatwave continues.

jim said...

Yes I think it was 108 degrees in the sun here yesterday, maybe today, too hot, but hot, this one does remind and remember the wish, without much effort a days work done, a very nice poem, very nice.