Monday, August 27, 2007

"Race For The End Of Summer"

I'm off for summer's last embrace

where all the contours of my face

will now be seen in every place -

for the clock itself has wings!

Printed into memory

the greens and blues I still can see

and all the folk who look at me -

the earth itself now sings!

Not a farewell tune at all

just a preface for the Fall

soon descending as a call 

for red and golden rings.

People in a hurry now

to catch the summer's final bow

with every gift it does allow -

I love these wondrous things! 

csr  ( Catherine S. Rapicano ) 8/26/07

Judith HeartSong: August Artsy Essay

21 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Cathy... that is beautiful!!  I love it!

be well,
Dawn

treesrgreen78 said...

Your poems as always touch my heart , you indeed are an exceptionally talented woman.  I love everyone of your poems you put in your journal, to me they all have so very much meaning and reach out to me.  Your other entry, I have read and must say that I need to read it again, befor I can comment as I have many thoughts and feelings going through my head and wish to really put my words well in my comment.  God bless you my friend.

rockoned7 said...

Nice poem Cathy I really liked the sentiment especailly 'the clock itself has wings'

judithheartsong said...

Dear Cathy,

What a wonderful post to share with all of us! Thank you so much for writing and sharing your talents, now all you need is the link to the artsy essay post in your entry, which encourages more people to join us:) .... and then you are entered in August's artsy essay!

http://judithheartsong.blogspot.com/2007/08/august-artsy-essay.html

My best!

Judith
http://judithheartsong.blogspot.com/

firestormkids04 said...

Wonderfu, just wonderful!  I also love and write poetry.  Keep the great for all of us to enjoy.  Many blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

rdautumnsage said...

Loved the picture this poem painted! The clock does indeed have wings, where time takes flight. (Hugs) Indigo

kirkbyj05 said...

I am sitting at my 'puter' reading this and I can actually hear the clock ticking close by mimicking the rhythm of your poem.  This was splendid Cathy.  A work of art!
Full of imagery and pathos at the bowing out of summer.  A serious contender for the Artsy Competition...please enter it?  
Well done!  You are so clever!  

((((Hugs)))  

Jeanie

pharmolo said...

Yep, only 3 and a bit days left of summer. Summer? Did we just have summer?

swmpgrly said...

im depressed....lol

valphish said...

oh, I like this!  I LOVE the Fall... bring it on =D!!  Love, your Maire xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

judzia24 said...

A beautiful entry indeed.. I very much enjoyed reading it. Good Luck and have a wonderful day.

Kristal
<li><a href=http://apoeticdreamerssoul.blogspot.com/>A Poetic Dreamers Soul</a></li>

aimer said...

I love the way you make the end of summer not an ending at all but a prelude for fall. Your poem speaks of hope for the next moment instead of sadness for the one that is endiing. Good luck to you in the contest!--Sheria

gehi6 said...

I love your poem.  I enjoyed it so much. Your journal always offers a visitor some nice surprises.  Gerry

acoward15 said...

Our summer never really started this year.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

mutualaide said...

Perfect -- what a way with words you have.  :)

ma24179 said...

I love it! I have always been a summer person! I hate it when winter starts to creep in. - Missy

thefirstchakra said...

Beautiful last Haraa

gazker said...

Wow, amazing!
Gaz

jmorancoyle said...

    Very nice.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

logoladymjh3 said...

This is a great poem, Cath - and a nice tribute to the exit of "summer".  Like I always tell you, you sure can write and your words always touch my heart.
It is with great pleasure, however, that I leave summer behind me this year as it has been anything but enjoyable for me. I am so ready to welcome FALL - what a gorgeous season.  The winds are getting a bit more active, the nights are cooler for sleeping, the leaves are just beginning to change color and, the other night while I was walking my dog, I actually smelled the delightful odor of smoke coming from logs in a burning fireplace!!  WOW!  I think this is rushing the season a bit, but it sure brought back delicious memories for me to smell that old familiar smell as far back as I can remember! Time for sweats and warm jackets and hot chocolate and blowing leaves of gold, red, green, brown and rust.  
Join me in embracing fall and bidding farewell to summer - see you next year, same time, same place . . . . .

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