A Name

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge
“Pick two prompts, any prompts!  then Senryū or Elfchen or Cherita
Keeping that wee bit in mind… for today’s prompt, I invite everyone to take two prompts, any prompts, and merge the two topics to create a new senryū, or elfchen, or cherita poem. Your chosen prompts can come from anywhere or any-when, just make sure to include the link to both prompts. Only one poem per poet.”    (posted by Magaly)

A Cherita

They call it Summer,

a name that slides off the tongue.

When Summer is in full swing,
sweat slipping
down your shirt,
you look eagerly toward Autumn.

(Two Prompts: Write a preamble to Summer & Write a name poem)


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to A Name

  1. Autumn, a soothing ice age… this heatwave has most of us wishing for all sorts of cooling comforts.

    I really like how the imagery goes from pleasant to please-someone-turn-on-the-winter!


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh yes tell me about it! The level of humidity and heat is insane nowadays and I too look forward to the arrival of Autumn. ❤ A most stunning poem 😊


  3. Marian says:

    True, true. Then it will be winter and we will complain about that as well.


  4. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    It’s good to have four seasons – and yes, I am never quite satisfied!


  5. Vivian Zems says:

    So very well penned. I know exactly what you mean 🙂


  6. Jim says:

    The truth, Sara. But we are messing with the seasons, human-induced Climate Change is making for wider temperature pendulum swings, hotter hots and colder cold. Record making for our time.


  7. kim881 says:

    I like the slipping and sliding, Sara! Our heatwave has just arrived; I only stepped outside to hang out some washing and felt it with a vengeance. I’m so pleased our cottage is cool inside. I can’t wait for autumn.


  8. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    LOL, isn’t that the truth! But I do enjoy summer–as long as the temperature stays under 3 digits.


  9. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh yes, we beg for summer until it arrives.


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