Late Summer’s Reply

Torn from latent roots
Thunder, the cloud’s carnation
The cicada reigns

This is an unsolicited continuation of Anna Mark’s ‘Cicada’. It of course has to stand on its own two legs.

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4 thoughts on “Late Summer’s Reply

  1. Thanks Anna. It’s been storming around here today as well. Carnations? Indignations? Prestidigitations? All of the above? I’m not particularly happy with that last line. The cicada reigns. The ‘the’. I guess it’s befitting a regent…but still, it’s not quite right. Perhaps I’ll write another one, see if I can get the bugs out.

  2. Sorry, Jim…but, I also have to add that “carnation” makes me think both about the flower and also about something coming into flesh, into life. Very good. That’s all.

  3. Hmmn…Jim, the more I live with this poem, the more its thunder shakes. I’m really enjoying it. Today, it is cloudy, dark clouds, and I’m waiting for the carnations! What an image and what a sound.

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