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Summer Symphony
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Mary Lee Hahn


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July temperatures rise;
locust engines vibrate.
 
Hum starts low,
crescendos.
 
Mechanical buzz
revs up.
 
Raucous maracas 
ratchet a racket,
 
undulate a thrum
of hoola hooping snare drum.
 
Sound shimmers;
heat simmers.
 
August locust chorus:
persistent pulse.

 
© by Mary Lee Hahn.
Used with the author’s permission.
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Mary Lee Hahn lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught either fourth- or fifth-graders for nearly 30 years. She is the author of Reconsidering Read-Aloud (Stenhouse, 2002) and nearly a dozen articles for the Choice Literacy website, and has also co-authored the blog, A Year of Reading, since 2006. Mary Lee made it to the "Elite Eight" in the Madness! 2012 poetry tournament.


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ldkulp:
I agree, the wordplay is fabulous! I love that "hoola hooping snare drum"!
Posted 07/14/2013 05:07 PM
laurasalas:
Love! Wordplay (Raucous maracas ratchet a racket) and fantastic concrete details(locust engines vibrate). I. Am. There.
Posted 07/14/2013 08:42 AM
Janet F.:
Particularly like "ratchet a racket" and "undulate a thrum". Mary Lee Hahn has captured a summer scene and its symphony with a singing musicality. A poem for all ages!
Posted 07/14/2013 07:08 AM
Wilda Morris:
Wonderfully appropriate sonics! Well done!
Posted 07/14/2013 06:49 AM


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