Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "August Rushes By" Elizabeth Maua Taylor


August Rushes By

Expected,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a matchflame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away."


- Elizabeth Maua Taylor

37 comments:

Catherine said...

That poem is so true ~ August is slipping by so quickly. There are Christmas decorations popping out in the stores already. Goodness ~ one would wonder why they bother taking them down in January when they start putting them back out in August!!! Ha!

Hope you are having a terrific week!
xo Catherine

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

August does rush by! I can't believe it's already the 17th!!

Madi and Mom said...

BB what lovely words to describe a fleeting hot August.
We hope you have a great day and just in case your students don't realize it...please tell them we said they were lucky to have you for a teacher,
M&M

Joe Cap said...

I loved August when I was a kid...it was my birthday month, we were still out of school, summers were nice...

Now, it is just crazy hot and humid and I want summer to end!!

Leanne said...

Thank you, Betty. Such a lovely poem. Happy Tuesday to you.

baygirl32 said...

Very nice words. I love the new gull picture

Alissa said...

Love the poem, and it is so true. August is flying past. It's a little bit scary, though I am looking forward to the weather cooling off just a bit.

Theresa Milstein said...

This poem captures exactly how I'm feeling today.

Out on the prairie said...

Not sure what happened , it was just starting, this month does sweep by.Nice posting.

Linda said...

Hi Betty, Thank you for sharing these words...Very good. We are back from up north and I hate to say this but the trees are starting to turn there beautiful colors. This summer just flew by.

Baby Sister said...

That's beautiful. And so very true!!

Jillsy said...

August is flying by too fast and so is the summer!

Thanks for stopping by my place earlier and saying hi!

I'll be back!

Sarah said...

That's a great poem. It describes the passing of the season so well. I can't believe summer is almost over!

ds said...

Yes, exactly! Wonderful poem--and a great photo, too!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

The quick kiss made me smile! :D :D

Time running out ain't ever a pretty picture...

patti said...

Oh, Betty.
Thank you for posting this.

Last night I did savor a sitting-on-the-patio, starlit night with Hong Kong students who don't often see stars.

Reminded me to breathe. Enjoy. Be thankful.

Patti

slommler said...

Wonderful poem!! And so true! Summer is being dragged away and I am hanging on to it for dear life!! Ha!
Loving this summer!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Tracy said...

I am ready for FALL!

Brian said...

Yep, first thing you know you look up and it is gone!

Pearl said...

The months all have their foibles, don't they? August rushes by, as does December -- and March? Never listen to March. March is a liar.

Pearl

p.s. My blog roll lists you as asking for help, but that link is broken! Everything okay?

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow! ".. caught in a blink, Like a quick kiss" and summer is gone.

Oh how true. I feel quite melancholy now - hopefully August will end in a blaze of riotous summer!

Take care
x

Sarah said...

Betty - what's the help you're asking for? The new entry could not be found by Blogger.

Marlene said...

Ok. If you say so! :)

Sadako said...

Very nice. I really liked this poem.

Copyboy said...

That will be so fitting in a handful of weeks.

Nezzy said...

.....and with it goes the summer. {{{SIGH}}}. This chick is goin' down kickin' and screaming!!! Heeehehehe....I love summer. :o)

God bless ya and have a terrific day!!!!

Sonora said...

What a beautiful and bittersweet poem. This is such a perfect description of how I feel about August. I don't know where the summer went.

Ann said...

The perfect poem for today. the last two lines sum it up perfectly. I hate to see summer being dragged away.

The Empress said...

Made me weepy.

August feels like the stage I'm in in my life. Not quite September yet, but at 51, getting there....

Brian Miller said...

between the hiss of the match to a kiss...some excellent imagery in this one...and as summer closes fall steps out in a beautiful dress...

blueviolet said...

I hate how summer does that to us!

faye said...

I won't be sad to August give way to
perhaps some cooler weather and less
mowing as the growing season takes
a hiatus.

Hope all is going well with the
return to the school daze.. :-)

Susan Fields said...

Beautiful but sad - I can't believe summer's almost over.

Cheeseboy said...

"like a quick kiss".

Almost as satisfying.

YogaSavy said...

As I read your poem I can feel the cool breeze blowing. August has come and gone by so quickly...
Lovely poem.

J Bar said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Daisy said...

Hey! Bring that summer back here! I'm not ready for it to leave yet!

:-)

Great poem, Betty! Thank you for sharing it.