July 25, 2013 by northerncardinalreview
A dragonfly darts around a water lily
Whine of insects
Meadow grass, thigh-high
So hot the pine boards sweat
In the airless loft of the barn
What relief to sink into
Cold Cobb Brook—
My hair fanning around me.
Anne Whitehouse’s poetry collections include The Surveyor’s Hand, Blessings and Curses, Bear in Mind, One Sunday Morning, and The Refrain. She is also the author of the novel Fall Love, now available as a free ebook from Smashwords and Feedbooks. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and lives in New York City. http://www.annewhitehouse.com.