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Summer Heat!



In response to Secretkeeper’s writing challenge # 142,  to use the 5 prompt words below in a poem or fiction.



In the canvas of a molten mirror

the livid sun blazes like an inferno

reflecting on the city, with its intense ire

the green grass and blue water, all dry

under its harsh umbrage.


The mute trees stand still

thirsty birds circle under its canopy

the cicada’s rant echoes, as the mercury soars

sweaty humid brows drip into a rill

children indulge in indolent play indoors.


Scorched souls with sunburned faces

wait for the summer to wane

their imploring eyes fervently look up

for some wisps of grey clouds

to shower some pearly white gems!

28 comments on “Summer Heat!

  1. balroop2013
    May 22, 2018

    Sitting far away from this heat, I could feel it through your images, which transported me back to Delhi Radhika… The Sun does seem an inferno in the month of May, I remember that unbearable heat… so well described by you!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      May 22, 2018

      Yes Balroop. Its the same here too. So eagerly waiting for the rains. Thanks so much!!


  2. DeepikasRamblings
    May 22, 2018

    Beautiful use of the prompt words, described to express the sweltering heat !!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. boundlessblessingsblog
    May 22, 2018

    Awesome and well deserved poem, Radhika at this time of the year. We are all sweating like cats and dogs in Mumbai and your poem is so good for the soul.


  4. vidur sahdev
    May 22, 2018

    I so do feel that imagery! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Annika Perry
    May 22, 2018

    Radhika, I love your poem and wonderful use of the prompt words. The heat sizzles off the screen and the images and vocabulary are vivid and vibrant! A joy to read … in unusually hot conditions in the UK and where we are now seeking shade!😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. theanatomyofhappiness101
    May 22, 2018

    Your poem heated up the atmosphere of this rather cold day over here!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Infinite Living
    May 23, 2018

    You are the best at making use of prompts! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. iScriblr
    May 23, 2018

    Wonderful interpretation!🙋

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Again I am going to say what I said previously, your poem has to be published in books for children it has beautiful words with deep meaning. I hope for it.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Moushmi Radhanpara
    May 23, 2018

    You play with words so wonderfully.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Megala
    May 28, 2018

    Your beautiful lines & photo make me feel the blistering heat of the Sun ! Well done !!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sifar
    July 8, 2018

    And it’s raining cats and dogs here incessantly since yesterday! 😂😂 should i send some?

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2018

      Oh yes, read about Mumbai’s incessant rains over the last month….here finally we got some rains, bringing in much respite from the heat!

      Liked by 1 person

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