I have been watching the weather forecast and sweltering under the rising heat index just like many of my fellow Long Islanders. Each day, morning greets daylight with steamy heat. A sit on my front porch or patio to listen to the sounds of summer and watch the flowers with their blossoming colors but only for a few moments due to the blistering heat.
For the past month, I have thought of creating an etheree on summer but not until this week did I put pen to paper or stylus to digital notebook. The Poetry Sisters/Princesses invited everyone to create an etheree with the theme foresight or summer or both for this week's Poetry Friday edition. Poet Tricia Stohr Hunt, wrote a blog post on the poetic form and Poetry Sister Liz Ganlon created a video. My friend/author/poet Laura Purdie Salas, another Poetry Sister, sent me the blurb to join in the fun. I have never written a etheree so the outcome of my labors is a first. While sending it out for review and using the #poetrypals hashtag, I know that I need more practice in etheree writing.
Summer's Steaming Embrace
Flowers yearn for rain.
People move at slow pace
under a still, sticky sky
and sharks inch closer to south shores.
Long Island beaches lose their allure.
during steamy times, embrace summer days!
©CVarsalona, 2020, Long Island South Shore Beach
As a #poeticdiversion (hashtag compliments of
I transferred my etheree into a video poem using Lumen 5.
Did you know that sharks like shallow water where swimmers are? My plan is to stay safe indoors with air conditioning. I have no desire to see the sharks of summer at my favorite beach site plus, I have the foresight to know how to stay safe at the beach, especially during COVID-19.
Now, I turn my attention to the Poetry Friday Roundup hosted by Catherine Flynn who is sharing an original poem based on a picture from the book, The Imaginaries.
Recently, I was sent an email of distinction from Anuj Agarwal, #Feedspot Founder of Feedspot.com, a place to keep up with all your favorite blogs, news sites and rss feeds in one place.
I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog, Beyond LiteracyLink, has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Children's Poetry Blogs on the web.This link accompanied the email: https://blog.feedspot.com/childrens_poetry_blogs/.