Poetry Friday ~ Poet’s Choice

9 Jul

Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to your day!

Poet’s Choice! It’s the first of the month and that means we choose our own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to us!

If you’d like to participate check out Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge here.

Even the lone writer who has wandered this far into summer with her books, notepads, laptop case knocking her knees—even she wishes to enjoy the warmth of the sun caress her skin, feel the fresh seasonal showers wash away concerns, hear the songs in the breeze on sultry summer evenings.

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”
—Sylvia Plath

Thank you for stopping by!

46 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Poet’s Choice”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben July 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

    Yes, even she! Thank you for sharing, Sylvia… ❤

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  2. Peter James Ford July 9, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

    So wonderful to see you and your post today. I have been finishing Book II “MYSTIC RIDER” and could be out on Amazon in a couple weeks. I have found my new way and it is writing (mostly for myself) and it just keeps unfolding. I am working on Book III already. I never forget how supportive you were with me in the beginning. You have a place in my heart… Thank you for being you.

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    • Vashti Q July 9, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words, Peter. It seems you’ve been extremely busy, my friend. Congratulations on your new book! I hope you have a very successful launch. Happy writing!😀

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  3. robbiesinspiration July 9, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

    This is a most intriguing poem, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q July 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

      Sometimes as writers it’s difficult to put our work down for a while and enjoy the summer. Intriguing is always good, though. Thanks!😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. olganm July 9, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

    Not even writers are immune to the attraction of summer. Thanks, Vashti, and thanks for Sylvia’s lovely quote as well.

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    • Vashti Q July 9, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

      That’s right, Olga! I got a late start on summer because I didn’t want to leave a project I was working on, but I’m enjoying the sun now.
      I love that quote too!
      Thank you❣️

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  5. John W. Howell July 9, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    Super poem, Vashti. Thank you. Also, it is nice to see Silvia’s words alive still.

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  6. Gwen Plano July 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti! I love the interplay of images and emotions. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 9, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

      I’m happy that you enjoyed the post, Gwen. Thank you! Have a lovely Friday night and weekend! ❤ xo

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  7. Jill Weatherholt July 9, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

    Lovely poem, Vashti! ❤️Happy Friday!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. yvettemcalleiro July 9, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

    Love this! I can picture myself in the serenity you created. Great job, Vashti! 😊

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  9. Miriam Hurdle July 10, 2021 at 12:03 am #

    Summertime is not all lost to writers, Vashti. The inspiration soaks into the mind and heart and even skin!! Have a wonderful summer!

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    • Vashti Q July 10, 2021 at 2:03 am #

      You’re absolutely right, Miriam! Thank you. You have a fabulous summer too!🥰

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      • Miriam Hurdle July 10, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

        We’ll go to Santa Barbara for a week. Then, go see my granddaughters for another week. We’re having some home improvement projects also. It’ll be a good summer. Take care, Vashti.😍

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    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

      I’m happy to hear that, Miriam❣️

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  10. memadtwo July 10, 2021 at 8:06 am #

    The best part of summer…melting into its pleasures. (K)

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  11. D. Wallace Peach July 10, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

    So beautiful, Vashti. This made me want to pack up my laptop and step outside. ❤ ❤

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    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

      That’s the idea, Diana!😁 I hope you’re having a fabulous summer, my friend. Thank you!💖

      Liked by 1 person

  12. coldhandboyack July 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

    Summer is a great time. Ours is bit too hot this year, but shouldn’t last the whole season.

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    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

      Hi, Craig! I hope the weather improves soon where you’re at, so you can enjoy the summer.😊

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Elizabeth July 10, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi Vashti! You described me perfectly with this poem! 🙂 Just beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

      Then I described the both of us.😅 I’m happy you enjoyed it, Elizabeth. Thank you❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Colleen M. Chesebro July 11, 2021 at 11:51 am #

    Summer is so good for the writing soul, Sis! I love this imagery: “…she wishes to enjoy the warmth of the sun caress her skin, feel the fresh seasonal showers wash away concerns, hear the songs in the breeze on sultry summer evenings.” ❤

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    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:48 pm #

      I agree, Sis! Summer can be a true inspiration. Although, I was hesitant to give in to the season at first. It’s been great. Thank you very much❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  15. dgkaye July 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

    I loved this and Sylvia Plath ❤

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author July 12, 2021 at 2:09 am #

    Summer does have this effect, Vashti. Great poem and quote 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      Yes! It’s difficult to unplug sometimes, but summer has a way of making you do just that. Thank you❣️

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  17. Natalie Ducey July 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

    Cheers to that! A beautiful poem to share, Vashti. Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful week. xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 13, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

      Hi, Natalie! I’m thrilled that you liked it. Thank you! You have a fabulous week too!🥰

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Jan Sikes July 12, 2021 at 10:34 pm #

    I love the poem, Vashti! You captured an essence in your words!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. jazzytower July 18, 2021 at 9:43 pm #

    Love your poem.
    And that Plath quote is awesome!

    Pat

    Liked by 1 person

  20. markbierman July 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

    Love it!!:)

    Liked by 1 person

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