Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Love - A Magpie Tale

A Midsummer Night's Melancholy by Michael Sowa
Chosen by Tess for Magpie Tales, Mag 276

Summer Love

It's become awkward
and muggy besides, cobber.
(That's Aussie for pal.)

The dog wants a friend.
The cat has what it wants now.
And your painting shows
a late afternoon
but you have called it a night,
a hot summer's night.

And me? I sit here
in my basement writing you
this aside on love.

‎June ‎28, ‎2015 3:12 PM

Another Michael Sowa:


  1. Love all these levels of reality in your poem. Intriguing and sensitive.

  2. An aside on love, like it Christopher, and good to see an aussieism being used, good on ya mate....

  3. I can tell you that where I live this could very well be night at this time of the year.. night is just a few hours, and not really very dark.

  4. Right; it's a midsummer night's day...

  5. I immediately thought of Alaska as I read your poem ~~ in summer. Nicely done.

  6. Love the poem, and have loved Sowa's gently bizarre paintings for years.

    there is definitely something a bit eerie about midsummer's night, too...

  7. Nice one. So many dogs need more frequent friends!

  8. Where there's love there's hope - and a tin of food to share! Lovely.

    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

  9. Cobber! Love it...and you posted my very favorite Sowa...Fowl in Pearls...

  10. Thank you all for visiting and saying kind things. Writing to prompts keeps us all green, I think.


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