Summer Ghosts

Updated on April 21, 2017
AudreyHowitt profile image

Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: bella_domaine
by: bella_domaine | Source

My #21 for National Poetry Month


when days grow long

so does love

curled up in a parking lot

tarmac,

radiating heat.


i drink a lemonade

slowly, sip pulp.

the way you loved

lemonade,

makes me wince

way up in this tree.


recalling days when

we sat underneath

this old girl,

i look for you


arising with the heat.

Questions & Answers

    © 2017 Audrey Howitt

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Love the image of sitting under the tree. Just the right poem for my side of the world. We have a large oak in the garden beneath which we sit.

      • mckbirdbks profile image

        mckbirdbks 

        22 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hi Audrey - You see some very creative visions.

      • AliciaC profile image

        Linda Crampton 

        22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        The imagery is lovely, as always. The poem also seems to express sadness. It's a beautiful combination.

      • FlourishAnyway profile image

        FlourishAnyway 

        22 months ago from USA

        This makes me think of my youth. Lovely, vivid poem.

      • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Howitt 

        22 months ago from California

        Thank you Venkatachari!

      • Venkatachari M profile image

        Venkatachari M 

        22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

        Beautiful poem with vivid imaginations of heat and love.

      • profile image

        threekeys 

        22 months ago

        Love th pic, it makes me think of summer and her heat.

      • RJ Schwartz profile image

        Ralph Schwartz 

        22 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

        Very nice, read it twice!

      • Gina Welds-Hulse profile image

        Gina Welds Hulse 

        22 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

        Love the imagery. "curled up in a parking lot tarmac," sounds extremely hot. For some reason, when I read this poem it took me back to my barefoot running days. We ran on the tarmac back home barefooted. Our feet were black and hard after years of running this way.

        My favorite tree was a coconut tree that I would sit under and watch the cruise ships go by. It was right across from my Aunt's house, whom I visited every Easter as a child.

      • always exploring profile image

        Ruby Jean Richert 

        22 months ago from Southern Illinois

        Wow Audrey! Who hasn't sat under a tree with the one they love? I don't know about heat in a tarmac, but you go girl. Ha. This was a fun and clever poem....

      • manatita44 profile image

        manatita44 

        22 months ago from london

        Some heat! Cool!

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)