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  Reminiscing in the Heat
by Denise Nowakowski
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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In Country Victoria (Australia)on a hot summer's day one can see the air shimmering in the heat. It can be devastatingly hot and at the same time fascinating to watch.


Reminiscing in the Heat

She sits in the shade
of the old tin shed.

Dry heat beats

from the cyan sky
as she remembers her life, with a sigh.





The sounds of stillness in the air,

and the vibrating heat

silently overflow the paddocks,

and float to her mind

to prod and remind her

of things left behind.


She came as a girl

to wed a young man.

For years and years she had no time

to hear the silence,

to feel the heat on her head,

for she enjoyed her children instead.

Now she is aged

the young ones are gone.

In silence and stillness she sits

while familiar sounds

and the vibrating heat

lull her to sleep.

In the silence of the heat,

the stillness of the bush,

she hears their voices,

she sees bare feet -

in the vibrating heat.


 © Denise Nowakowski, 2004

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Reviewed by TeeJay khan 8/1/2010
lovely denise,you know it is very hot in Pakistan as well so i share the same feeling densie
peace TJ
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/27/2009

Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 12/14/2008
Hello Denise,

Recollections of years past made vivid with the verses here. Very nice.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/16/2008
You have very effectively recreated the ambiance via your verses, Denise. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/18/2008
Good Morning Denise,
Memeories Visage Approaches Our Minds Eye
Through The Poetic Vision Of Your Endearing Poem...
Feeling The Vibrating Heat Lull Her...
Much Love & Happiness To You Poetess
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/31/2008
Beautiful images, very creative from the eye of one who can see past what is visible....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/31/2008
Hi Denise,this is a very good poem.take care

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/31/2008
So enjoy the heat, I do in the summertime. Summer is so short here.
Id like to go swimming some yet>

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