Miz Quickly Day 21

Iced Tea and Hot Beef Broth

This is an ugly duckling summer.
Dim set and pallid as December.

We are drowning in sweaters.
Steaming beef broth in mugs.

There’s thunder in the wind,
and rain thorny sharp. But still,

hope lives long, that summer
soon swans gently into July.



for Miz Quickly’s Day 21: write a summer poem using opposition,
and PB’s Summer Prelude prompt #253. ©️ Misky 2019

7 responses to “Miz Quickly Day 21”

  1. A nice interweaving of prompts, and a beautifully constructed poem. It places me directly in the swan dive into July, Marilyn. Walt.

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    1. My couplets need practise. They’re a good challenge … when they’re good. Thanks for reading, Walt.


  2. This poem hits all the senses. Wonderful!


  3. I love “rain thorny sharp”.


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