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Monday Poetry Prompt: Summer

Yesterday was the June solstice, the beginning of summer for poets in the northern hemisphere, so this week let’s write a summer poem. Post your sultry sonnets and torrid triolets in the comments below.

(If you’re in the southern hemisphere, feel free to compose a cold couplet or two.)


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


20 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Summer

  1. June 23, 2021

    Some sagely writer once said
    “July reveals the lie of Spring”
    (or something to that effect)

    Just sometimes
    June can pull it off

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Chris Clarke | June 23, 2021, 12:55 PM
  2. Summer calls me out
    inward I draw from the heat
    coolness is my friend
    Once I dip into the pool
    I will come to life again

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | June 22, 2021, 7:02 PM
  3. Whoops .. here is a cold one …

    “I opened the prompt link
    While daytime flew by
    I blinked and in a wink
    Blue sky suddenly died
    To a dull shade of zinc
    And my icy quill shook awry

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by ivor20 | June 21, 2021, 8:05 AM
  4. I’m shivering tonight Bart .. brrrr… 2’C …

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by ivor20 | June 21, 2021, 7:29 AM

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