Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Jill Eisnaugle, iKatharine Giovanni, iJoe, iRonald Yates, iTom Kitt, iRandy Richardson, iBryon Smith, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Denise Nowakowski

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 35 titles
· 128 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Sep, 2002

   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Roving the Beaches

· Reflections

Short Stories
· Valley of Despair

· Goodbye My Friend

· Rain

· For My Ear

· A Wave

· What Does the River See

· Joy

· Enjoying Now

· Misty Veil

· Darkness and Light

· Rotorua

         More poetry...
· Reflections

Denise Nowakowski, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

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

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by Denise Nowakowski
•  Goodbye My Friend
•  Rain
•  For My Ear
•  A Wave
•  What Does the River See
           >> View all 32

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

Denise Nowakowski

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

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>

  1. I Wish I Knew
  2. Again I Ask For More...
  3. The Beauty Of Spring
  4. 'Just How I Feel
  5. a signal yet learned
  6. A Northern Ass...
  7. Bottle Decapitation
  8. Reciting Those Words
  9. The Saga of Yupshit
  10. Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  11. Absurd Valley
  12. What Will Be
  13. abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  14. Listening to the Echoes
  15. The Freight Train
  16. an aging man still searching...
  17. This Woman
  18. Never-Ending
  19. The Dream Me
  20. Just Once

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.