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walking about
by Jon Michael Willey

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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walking about
 
at dusk the sun is cutting wavy slices
through the red mugginess of julys’ sky
the red brick pathway releases sweltering
heat to my bare feet and flushed face
 
my lungs rattle in humid air, gasping
humidity and perspiration commingle
flow and drip from my head to my toes
my wife beater an oozing drain field
 
cicada and frogs harmonize as insects
swarm to demonize my skin rich with
the scent of attractants and swollen veins
mosquitos will ravage, suck every blue line
 
i seek the lure of fading light’s play
a westward backdrop where shadows
enrich every stately pine and oak stance
for a man on a path rewards are sensate
 
(wife beater- a style of undershirt)
 
 
  
 
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Reviewed by Walt Hardester 1/2/2013
Don't know how I missed this one. Very pictorial poetry that captures the reality of a nasty summer's day in the south. I know you don't live here. so it must be just as nasty up north. I did know what wife beaters are.

Walt
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/25/2012
Wonderful visions painted by your words . I could see and feel all of what you wrote...M
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/15/2012
love the flow of this poem and the beauty with which they were articulated. Thanks Jon. have missed you so much.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/8/2012
I love those wife beaters under-t's
and from your nature rich walk
and the lure of your words...even the skeeter attack!
I am there with you and enjoying the serene beauty
as I point out the wild blackberries for us to snack on
but good thing we noticed the poison ivy growing up that ole tree

Through The Forrest
Into The Trees, Love Vickie
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/6/2012
walkabout with a uniquely Willey
flavour and perspective, fine perspective indeed!
the writing is superior, elegant and thought through;
a genuine satisfaction for this reader.
Yes, Jon, My Friend!

john
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 7/5/2012
Jon,

You expressive yourself so beautifully. I don't get that last one though.

Mary
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/25/2012
Your verses very effectively share the experience, Jon. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/25/2012
THE TEASING REWARDS OF 'DUSK'(BODY AND MIND)...AS THE 'HEAT' OF THE SUN SLOWLY RECEDES. A FINE WORK, WELL DONE WITH DESCRIPTIVE PHRASES THAT DOESN'T NEGLECT ONE'S IMAGINATION A BIT. THANKS FOR SHARING, JON. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/19/2012
cicada and frogs harmonize as insects
swarm to demonize my skin rich with
the scent of attractants and swollen veins
mosquitos will ravage, suck every blue line

this for me is the epitome of the well-rendered discomfort and suffering of this write, Jon. Every line keenly felt as well as concisely articulated. This sounds like the punishment visited upon one who might indulge his penchant for "wife-beating" and for whom there is no relief or alternative to the lost-soul "walking about" described here. How coveted are those shadows in which to hide! Excellently crafted as always. xx
Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/18/2012
One can feel the humidity in the oppressive heat as we meander with you.
As per u, terrific descriptions and perceptions.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 6/17/2012
For me, this gave syllabic language to more than one surreal painting of Dali. Interesting pathways here.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/17/2012
Love your vivid descriptions of a walk under "the red mugginess of julys’ sky", I could feel the heat surrounding and clinging to the walker as sweat dampened his skin. As always a fine piece of writing Jon Michael.

Carole~
Reviewed by jude forese 6/17/2012
your poem is a vivid expression of the natural environ during "the red mugginess of july's sky" ... fine work, Jon ...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/17/2012
Did you know the mosquito is our state bird? (Minnesota) Your tapestry left me with sweat on the brow, worth the beauty of that stunning sunset!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Ragno Donna 6/16/2012
You had me at wife beater. Love a man in a beater, so devine.
As is your poetry.

Ragno
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/16/2012
Red, flushed, heat... in need of a sheltering shadow, of a refreshing thought/presence. Life's burns can be cured, but it takes a little time.
A friend and some Turkish çay are perfect too. A mysterious atmosphere in this poem, Jon.

Axilea
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/16/2012
Jon,
like Ron a first thought of Australia, but I knew what a wife beater is my step son calls them that. A very interesting write, thank you.
Budd
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/16/2012
You must've written this last year, but you sure captured the heat of July. Glad you informed me about that wifey thing.

When I saw your title I immediately thought of the aboriginal Walkabout.

Ron
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/16/2012
I have to admit that "wife beater" had
an unknown, but bewitching connotation,
and so I'm glad you cleared it up...Aside
from that *Jon* I found your poem to be
richly rewarding...all for just a walk!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/16/2012
You're sweating droplets of lifes rich senses, no wonder all this buggery, I mean no wonder all these bugs. Bless ya!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/16/2012
Well glad you told me what a wife beater is!! Rich poetry, word, ambiance and image rich Jon.



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