HEAT WAVE

HEAT WAVE

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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How it feels

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Scorching sun-dried stones
kiss the shallow seaweed stems
swim slowly southward
in deep clear cold sea
RELIEF!

AIr thick with melting moments
sweat pours from fiery pores

Boats bob by black bouys 
others draw dimples
in calm waters
scents of sun smoothie
lathered in lush lotion
on sensitive seared skin

Dusk spreads soothing songs
cool calm caresses
roll in like gentle giants

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


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I love this! I can feel the heat and the alliteration is smooth…..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for a lovely review!
Best
Betty
I feel your heat.

Nice work.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for visiting!
Best,
Betty
'they' fried an egg on the sidewalk here
Do you think Joe is still cool
Betty

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

I know, I’m at Camano Island, Puget Sound, cooled off here, but was hot hot!, Joe is still cool Jo.. read more
Dave Brown

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, we are cooler last couple of days
Good for Joe
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Back to Seattle today, review later😊
There is something releasing and almost sensual when night rolls in this cooler temperatures after a day of the scorching sun beating down upon the body.

Love the imagery of the boats bobbing on the water.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks K, it’s beautiful out here!
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Back to Seattle today, will read later today😊
Poetic Beauty

3 Weeks Ago

Safe journey and I truly enjoyed that imagery in your words
A very nicely written poem, Betty, kudos on your work. This really speaks to the moments right now. A few states experiencing a record high heatwave currently. Streets fried to the point where they are literally breaking like taco shells. Thank you for sharing your poem.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

It was extreme heat for a few days, now cooled off! I actually swam in the sound!,, thanks for readi.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Will review later, driving back to Seattle😊
Are you in Portland, B? Or maybe Seattle?

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Greetings from Camano Island in Puget Sound, 10 degrees cooler than Seattle, but luckily the heat wa.. read more
we had a very cold river in Vermont, Mad River, where we swam....I shiver just to think of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlUH40ZEYZo

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Ah, but dear J PugetvSoynd which is normally too cold to swim, was delicious when temps soar, thankf.. read more
After a scorcher of a day along comes the welcome cool of dusk. Slap on the sunscreen to protect our delicate skin. That water's more than a God send. Love this poem Betty. It oozes summer.

Chris

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Chris, yes it’s a scorcher out here, but lifting tomorrow! Actually swam in Puget<.. read more
Chris Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

The swimming sounds so refreshing. Always good to visit you Betty. Keep cool.

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..

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