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Sunday, June 23, 2013


The wind is blowing
a hot dry wind.
The creosote bush
buckles and bends.
Mesquite leaves
flutter fast
as the wind rushes,
bustling past.
The birds are roosting
in the Saguaro
maybe it will be 
cooler tomorrow.

    It is hot, hot, hot!  I hope it is cooler where you are.  Can you write a poem about what the weather looks, feels and even tastes like in your part of the world?  Have fun.


  1. We're supposed to be hotter later in the week, but right now it's actually chilly! Colorado weather is so rarely consistent, Joy! I like that you included so much of your habitat in your poem!

  2. Having just been in Arizona, I can picture all of this.

  3. Feels like I'm there, I can picture it so well!

  4. The newspaper today said we are on our way to breaking a record and with the whole month of June having temperatures above 100. They're predicting 112 for Thursday! Now that is hot.