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Amy Louise Wyatt


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Sing to summer with a pure voice full of balm;
husky with heat; a little dazed with brightness
of the sun; and drunk on perfume of flowers
in vicious bloom, in soft feathered stretching days.

Take out our rug and flap it like a wing, let it
fall sure and flat to the fecund grass, littered
with white and yellow daisies, telling of the good
days we’ve had that made the smallest things grow.

Take out the wine, perspiring in the heat, take out
glasses for us, take out sandwiches and strawberries,
and honeydew sliced: press it to our mouths,
let juice run from our lips, be bees greedy on nectar.

Run your fingers through my warm hair, flaxen-
sun made; see my eyes half closing in this heat;
hear my breathing slow in the heaviness of this day;
whisper summer using only the sounds of my name.

© by Amy Louise Wyatt.
Used with the author’s permission.

 


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Amy Louise Wyatt is a lecturer, poet, and artist from Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Editor of the Bangor Literary Journal, her work has appeared in a number of established journals and magazines, she has read at festivals throughout Ireland, was a finalist in the National Funeral Services Poetry Competition 2016 and Aspects Poetry Slam 2017, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. Besides writing and painting, Amy loves spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring galleries, museums, and curiosity shops.She is currently working on her first collection of poems.

 



 


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antoinette:
Lovely.
Posted 08/13/2018 01:26 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful, appealing to all the senses.
Posted 08/10/2018 12:33 AM
marcia-p@juno.com:
Beautiful sounds in an lovely and evocative poem.
Posted 08/09/2018 10:45 PM
Dorothy WildhagenD:
Lovely. Summer in the sounding of one's name. Whispering, gentle, almost inaudible, but still present.
Posted 08/09/2018 10:11 PM
rhonasheridan:
Just beautiful
Posted 08/09/2018 06:03 PM
Glen Sorestad:
A lush and luscious poem!
Posted 08/09/2018 11:58 AM
wordartdjc:
This shall become a favorite. So sweetly and so nicely done. A thank you to the author.
Posted 08/09/2018 10:40 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Wonderful poem. The images are exquisite. My favorite lines are husky with heat, bees greedy on nectar and hair, flaxen, sun made.
Posted 08/09/2018 08:56 AM
cork:
Sl?inte!
Posted 08/09/2018 08:53 AM
Larry Schug:
"be bees greedy on nectar" Indeed!
Posted 08/09/2018 08:48 AM


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