Summer Heat

Summer Heat

A Poem by Delmar Cooper
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Nature of the beast

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In the crack of my eye I see, as a stealthy cloud slithers by,

Unblemished heaven, broad blue strokes of summer sky.

Bright treasure from  this vault descends to paint, guild, anoint your skin.

Through apple branch motley, light, then shadow, dark then gold again

My perfect languid leopard.  Leapheart, snarl into my arms.

Bite cat! Scratch, scrape, cause endurance of a thousand harms.

Bloody my back, stripe me like a tiger marked, that catlike

I too can join the summer heat, feel hot sun upon me beat

Suffer fang, relish claw, pull you near with every strike

Then gasping, spent, beneath the bough relent,

Rebuild the purse we both have spent.

Drowse in my arms, rest, far too soon this day will end

Far too soon cold autumn night begin.


© 2014 Delmar Cooper



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Yes, well, my mind went into overdrive. Then I concentrated on the structure. Good unstilted rhymes. Some lovely alliteration ..languid leopard, scratch scrape, bloody my back. A jaunty beat. And a conclusion .... but why no rhyme here? Altogether, nicely done.

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Yes, well, my mind went into overdrive. Then I concentrated on the structure. Good unstilted rhymes. Some lovely alliteration ..languid leopard, scratch scrape, bloody my back. A jaunty beat. And a conclusion .... but why no rhyme here? Altogether, nicely done.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good work, with possibly a touch of the Metaphysicals in the mix ?

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Week Ago

If metaphysics are mixed in at all it is like lead in the paint - it won't hurt you as long as you d.. read more
I'm a late reviewer on this poem, Delmar. I won't take your time with repeated praise or interpretations. Still, I applaud you for an impressive work. I'm trying to learn from the more experienced, talent writers on here, and you're certainly among the few. Well done, sir.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Weeks Ago

Good to hear from you. I've seen your stuff and there is nothing I could teach you.
i enjoyed the journey of words

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading and tripping with me.
 wordman

3 Weeks Ago

my pleasure
Very intense. Not going to mention metaphor. Been done. Thought it was one hell of a descriptive ride. CD

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

CD Campbell

1 Month Ago

I honestly thought you were trying to shove your cat in a crate to take to the vet.
Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

You have met my cat. You must have to know him so well.
The Eloquent Crackpot

6 Hours Ago

I'd of sworn it was sex....
such a wonderful write, the rhyme and flow. nice job

Posted 1 Month Ago


Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Thanks. I read some of your song lyrics. Three or four, the first three or four. Must be nice to b.. read more
Wow, great poem, reads so fluently, great imagery. I liked it very much. Enjoyed reading it and hope to read other work of you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Much obliged, I too want to read more of your work, savoring one at a time, otherwise I would be a g.. read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Good comparison. Always my pleasure, Delmar :)

Rudi
Yeah! This is a wonderful poem Delmar......dana

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks Dana. A little stilted, a little tight, but what the hell.
Nice metaphor. In the vein of John Donne. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Illustrious company, too illustrious , Carew on a bad day maybe.
Through apple branch motley, light, then shadow, dark then gold again

My perfect languid leopard. Leapheart, snarl into my arms.

loved the tone and language of this piece but am especially fond of those two lines. Well penned.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and your comments.

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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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