How Quickly Summer Grows Thin Once Full

Pregnant with summer, the tang of pollenic winds curl my hair skyward.  I follow your peculiar melody on the lilting evening as it falls.  I only recall the cadence when you speak, never quite the words.  You’re an illusion of open book with eyes inscrutable.  

Aren’t the simplest questions the most profound?  One must take a sortie with Deep Self to fish around in truth’s waters. Where are you going?  What shape is your dream?  Why do you love what you love?  

© N Nazir 2023

Written for Shay’s Word Garden, where we are given inspiration with the novel 13 Rue Therese by Elena Maria Shapiro. Words used: pregnant, summer, tang, peculiar, melody.

19 thoughts on “How Quickly Summer Grows Thin Once Full

  1. Oh sure, fire away with those unanswerable questions late on a Sunday afternoon! 😉 I like this a lot, especially “I only remember the cadence when you speak, never the words.” you always come up with cool things like that, unexpected, perfect things.

    I had never heard this song or heard of this singer. Thanks for the intro. Speaking of vintage, i heard this from the fantastic Sarah Kernochan today. I had never heard it and was just rolling I was laughing so hard. I gift you this little gem:


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    1. Ha ha! Thank you, Shay! Appreciate your kind comments. I tried to do a long write but I just couldn’t add any more. It stopped at a natural end, you know? It took me longer to find the right song! As usual, I end up listening to a whole bunch and get distracted before I pick one! I only discovered Irma Thomas today because Susheela Raman did a cover of this.

      Thanks for the song share, lol. It reminds me of something out of a Grease film 🙂


  2. Fantastic. “What shape is your dreams” So good. I especially like the first line, “Pregnant with summer, the tang of pollenic winds curl my hair skyward” And the Irma Thomas song is perfect.

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      1. I love made up words. That’s why I asked. I’m so glad you made it up. :-D. Saw you in VV Anthology. What a great piece you wrote! I especially love the language and images in the third stanza/paragraph. Congratulations! I’m pleased to have made it in as well. 🙂

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