Ode to the Summer Sun
I opened the door and peeked out.
‘My God! What is that?’
It’s only June! Already the sun is
Here in full force.
Bolt the doors, shutter the windows.
Soon it will be too hot to bear.
Hell has come to us in no uncertain terms.
When and if I go outside,
My eyes will squint shut.
My skin will burn. Water will come out of
Places of my body that
I do not wish it to.
Now that the sun is shining bright,
Children will frolic in the open air.
They will have to be managed.
Workers will pound.
Machines will whir. Odd music will intrude.
All those sounds will have to be blocked,
Or muffled, at the very least.
It is all going to be overwhelming.
How is one to bear up under this
Season that Hades has delivered?
I tell you, I can only grieve for our
Well-sprinkled earth as it follows
That soul poaching orb of summer.
Audio and Comment-
This poem is tongue in cheek. Well, most of it is. We here in Oregon are experiencing very warm weather at this time. Most people revel and frolic. That is good. There are a few, however, who prefer the more subtle temperatures, and even a bit of rain now and then. You know, it just takes all kinds! skp
OPEN STUDIOS OF BEAVERCREEK - THIS WEEK!
Bring your friends and please join us June 12, 13, 14th for the Open Studios of Beavercreek Art Tour. We, at the Earlene Grey Studio, are back after a year's absence on the tour. And we hope that you will come by to say 'Hello'. We've missed you!
This year we will be joined by Chelsea Madison, leather artist. You will enjoy her special brand of artistry, especially the leather cuffs/bracelets. Also the Earlene Grey library of books has been expanded for your pleasure. There are new books, CDs and cards from which to choose. AND we will have special pricing! When you buy three books, you will get the fourth one free!
You can just download the map at www.OpenStudiosofBeavercreek.com and start the tour anywhere on the drive. Our stop is number eleven on the map, 18882 SO FOREST GROVE LOOP, OREGON CITY. There will be refreshments and places to sit and relax. Orange cats abound! Susan Patterson will be reading from her new works. Do stop in and let us have the pleasure of your company.