Hot Summer Day


The rustle of ivy

against a cool brick wall.

Wisteria and clematis

spider out

of hanging baskets

on a white-washed porch.

Lazy kittens stretch

in shady sunshine

licking their paws

beside a cistern

of rain water.


is subdued

by a whirring fan.





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16 Comments for “Hot Summer Day”

Tim Hillebrant


Hey Patricia,

This poem reminds me a lot of some of the summer days I had growing up. Lazy days, just hanging around doing nothing, but watching everything. Lots to learn, and great memories to revisit.

Well done.


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