Friday, September 13, 2013

A Summer Couplet--By Rick Parise--United States

A Summer Couplet

Upon my knees in desperation     the parched sand trickles through my hand
the steady drumbeat of Summer's song     rolls like death across the land,,,,,

Rick Parise, known as “A Pondering Poet”, is from the beautiful land of Salem, Oregon.  The main focus of his poetry is to take the reader to a meaningful, personal time in their lives, to a place where spirit's are touched and memories unwind. He hopes you enjoy his work. To Contact Rick please email him at


  1. Nice combination and choice of words.

  2. Your words gives one something to think upon - emotional poetry bringing me to read you again...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Dear Rick, your couplet described so well the way it feels to live in a drought-stricken land. Do you have droughts in Oregon? The news reports all summer showed the droughts in the Midwest. Indeed, this is the "drum beat of summer" rolling across a parched land. Your poem also makes me think of an emotional drought where inspiration falls through our fingers. Nice to read your work! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Dear Rick

    As usual, your poetry takes me on a journey. This one of such desolation. I am not a summer fan - this clinches it; but we have no drought.