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12 Noon
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The year without a summer is over. The heat is back. 'Bout time. LOL

12 noon, and the air
is sticky with the
smell of crepe myrtle;
fragrance you wear, it's
so cloying.

The birds stopped singing
long ago, pressed to
silence by the heat,
too weary to do
much but pant.

The sun stands on our
heads; the beginning
of an afternoon
trying to get out
from under

its weight.  Summertime,
when the living is
easy and melts to
languid pace -- August
in Texas.

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman (8/6)

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/26/2008

Great metaphors, verse . . . 'warmed' into a superlative write!


Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/30/2008
I do so like the heat of summer. I can take off clothes and get cool if too hot. I am a sun worshipper. PA can get in the 90's but really not that often. We do have weeks of heat waves that come and go. Am really looking to summer 2008.
Reviewed by Michael Guy 8/20/2007
nobody writes on the weather like you! Its in all your works! and for me this catches the way I feel living in the middle of the Ocala Forest of Florida after being on the coast! But I bet its hotter where you are. I'm melted to a "languid pace for sure - August in Florida!" see ya
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins 8/10/2007
Dear Karla,

Now this may be my favority.

The sun stands on our
heads; the beginning
of an afternoon
trying to get out
from under

wow! I am steaming!

Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 8/8/2007
Well described. Yeppers, I've experienced the heat in Texas, New Mexico and Georgia. Super, super write this one is. I love your picture, deary. You look great!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/8/2007
Summer time, when the living is easy!
No kidding!
easy and slowwwwww as a molasses, and I am enjoying!
Stay Cool anyway you can Karla
Warm hugs and Warmer love, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Love this poem!

STay POsitive!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/8/2007
Great images !!! I can see and feel it!......M
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/8/2007
Enjoy while it last!!

Love Tinka

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 8/8/2007
Hot is right! I got back from the mountains yesterday where it was in the 70's and stepped out of the car to a heat index of 115.
funny how 200 miles and 4,000 feet of altitude can make such a difference. I wanna go back to the mountains.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/8/2007
Better to sweat in heat than to drown in rain.
From the sun one can creep under a tree, from a tsunami one doesn't have a chance to duck.
Better yet, think on an eskimo with freezed underwear in a blizzard.
Happy Celsius or is that Fahrenheit?
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/8/2007
A wonderful write filled with rich imagery. It is HOT here in the mountains of Kentucky right now as well! The heat temps have been reaching 96 this week with heat index of 104...that's hot for our little corner of the world! Enjoyed this one my friend!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 8/7/2007
Good job. The living isn't so easy if you're outside and it's 98 degrees! I realized in July how spoiled I've become! Long live Springs and Autumns!!!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/7/2007
I hope your summer is not to hot though, excellent write thanks for sharing
God Bless
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/7/2007
So which is summer with lots of rain, or summer with heat...hope you have not got the humidity we get up here...E & R
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/7/2007
Our home office is here in Tampa and we just opened aone in Houston. All I hear is how hot it is there. You have my blessongs. When the little sparrows pant and even sweat I feel twice as bad. Stay kool inside your new digs. love,
Reviewed by Cedric III 8/7/2007
ooo... i was in texas last august.
funny that!
anyways... i like the way you apply the smothering heat
but its not necessarily a bad thing... iced tea and feet up...why not go for spanish siesta while youre at it.

my only thing is... summertime and the living is easy makes me think billie holiday/janis joplin and other countless greats who all sang that song... but beautiful... its one of my favourite songs... even though its sad.

you know... from sept 05 - march 07 i had a continuous summer...
winter does have its place... promise =)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/7/2007
Gee, I was rooting for the rain and cooler weather. Now too hot to do much of anything and you have captured that in your write, great!

Be safe,
Reviewed by Tavia McDowell 8/7/2007
Wow, you've said it. I think this year has been the hottest summer ever. I need a tall glass of iced tea. :o)

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/7/2007
Yea the heat turns me to a glob of tar on the worst of the dog day's of summer.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/7/2007
Beautiful description of what August looks like in Texas. Fantastic images captured here
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ 8/7/2007
Dear Karla,

I always welcome the heat of summer as I can't stand the cold of winter. I'd rather sweat than freeze ... LOL!

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/7/2007
So it stopped raining? I like your reminder to the famous excerpt from Porgy and Bess. Victor
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/7/2007
sounds like 12 noon is a good time to be in-not so differnt from here except we don't have the humidity
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/7/2007
Sounds a bit too hot for me here in Ontario Canada, but that's summer. Better the heat than the cold. Love ya, Holly
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/7/2007
Karla, it's going to be in the mid to high 60's today on the Oregon Coast. Don't you have A/C in your remodeled apt.?

Stay cool,
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/7/2007
I can almost feel the heat bearing down on me
sweat dripping profusly the stank of humid heat in the air
burning my nostrils with each breath I attempt to inhale
And you placed me there with the magic of your written thoughts
Great write Karla

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/7/2007

Summer has definitely arrived here in Texas; bring me fall! Enough of the heat already!! Give me Alaska!! Or Finland, where it's nice and cool! Can't take the heat like I used to. Excellent write; very well done! Try to stay cool!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/7/2007
That old sun standing on one's head can get mighty heavy. Me and the Mutts hide out in our little plastic kiddy pool out back. Gets kinda crowded, but it's cool!
Reviewed by George Thompson 8/7/2007
Come spend some summer days in Missouri. Sweltering heat, planted feet inside a cool room; heck why use the broom to clean today. I'll save it when the cat don't want to play. Good write!!

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/7/2007
Hi Noon in Texas...Run for your life... YAY we've had summer for the past four days, it hit about 24 or 25... So payback time with storms
Enjoy your fun fun fun, in the sun sun sun.... OOOOO, reminds me....

Its cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere,
I'm all alone, more or less.
Let me fly far away from here,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.

I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose,
Drinking fresh mango juice,
Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.

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