Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tropic Relief

In zones where the humidity and the temperature hover around 100, it is necessary to slow the pace and enjoy the cooling effect of water.  A dip in a pool, where the water is less than 90 degrees and the coastal breezes are blowing, will usually do the trick.  No worries here.  Just relax and forget about the crumbling world situation for a little while.  I hope my little poem will take you there.

I lie adrift in an azure pool
with arms out stretched
in weightlessness
and shut my eyes behind
my shades
and gaze through eyelids
red with blood at
changing patterns light and dark.

The sun bares down
from cloudless sky
gulf breezes slowly
turn me round
and I can feel
my skin turn brown
as afternoon slips into night
and with it every troubling thought
fades on the gentle swells.

Dennis Price

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
  - Miss Piggy


  1. That sounds languid and lovely. Want to become a follower, but am hesitating to "pretty up" your list with the spring azaleas on my profile picture. You're not about "pretty" over here.

  2. Perhaps I should put some tulips up in the place of my profile picture. I like pretty. Whatever you are comfortable with is O.K. with me. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Pappy

  3., I think you look just fine minus the tulips.

  4. The pool looks so refreshing! Nice jesture Pappy, but I'm afraid we just can't get away from the mess this country is in.

    I can't believe he's on the "View" this morning, are you kidding me!! Isn't he suppose to be working on fixing our major financial problems and the BUSINESS of the people!!! So frustrated with our leadership...I'm just saying! :(


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