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I write what I feel…

Raw Heat



Living on the wild side

To the drum beat

Of the unrelenting heat

Simmering air expanding

Respiration harsh beyond belief

Skin weeps

Until the pouring rain

Brings some relief


©DGA 12 January 2012 07:39

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

24 thoughts on “Raw Heat

  1. What a way to spend January! 😀


  2. Yet the rainy/snowy season brings on complaints as well.. There are few days per year that we are truly happy with, in regard to the climate.. But, a very descriptive poem Denise. Thanks for sharing it with us.


    • I agree that cold can also be severe. I really don’t mind this heat at all because I know it is only for a few months then autumn will be here again. I love the variety of temperatures the seasons bring to us – all of them! Thank you, Jake, for your comments.


  3. nice…both actually and metaphorically…weather wise we are so back and forth this year…38 and rain yesterday…mid 60s today…snow over the coming weekend…craziness…


    • The weather is a bit crazy here too, but not quite as unreal as yours, Brian. After the extreme heat, the cold wind, storms and downpours are so welcome! 😀


  4. I can tell this was written during the hot summer days, Denise. 😀

    I love summer’s warmth . . . tempered with A/C.


  5. I can just imagine how your summer is, Denise. We, of course, are a long way from any heat. Minus 2 degrees C next week!
    Lovely and expressive poem, my friend.


    • My brother tells me that the temperatures are still quite mild where he is. still mostly in the double digits (only just, when I look!), haha. But I see the cold coming…


  6. Ahh… the feeling of rain on a hot summer day.
    I totally understand that… I live in India after all. 🙂


  7. Living on the Wild Side! Love that reference.


  8. Oh yes. You have described the heat so well. The relief when the rain comes is almost palpable. A great poem!


  9. Funny enough I have been able to avoid this heat. Still loving the releaving rain though…


    • Me too, Inzwakazi. This place I am now staying in isn’t too bad so far, heat-wise, but I hope that doesn’t mean I will freeze in winter. You can’t have EVERYthing, haha! When I walk outside for exercise though, I burn up and the rain is wonderful. 😀


  10. ooooh that certainly warms up the toes on a cold winter night here 🙂


  11. Midwinter here. If I get closer to your poem I might be able to save on a few heating bills!


  12. Love the cooling, refreshing rain…Bless You


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