Ice Drops and Candy Pops

July 1, 2010

Burning heat, scorching sun
Taking out all of the fun
Of a beautiful summer day
As lazy hours pass away.

Sweat, clothes, to the skin, they stick
Shy away from the camera’s click.
My face, covered in oil and dust,
But endure the summer heat, I must.

Yet from afar I could clearly see
Colors that brighten up the day for me
Pink, Orange, Yellow and Blue
And many different flavors too.

Taste, so delicious and delightful
I could eat it in one mouthful
So cold, my mouth and tongue it stings
But oh, the soothing coolness it brings.

Now I eat pink, later, yellow
In my mouth, it melts so
I could eat this everyday
Until the summer heat blows away.

Can anyone tell me or try to guess what I am referring to in the poem?


  1. summer, variety, and ice cream passing time so inviting
    Very cool poem.

  2. ice pops,
    ice creams,

    lovely poem!

  3. Love how this poem just screams to the senses. I love my popsicles and ice cream too! Good job!

  4. ice pops!!!so sweet

  5. How delicious — so fun to decide if she should eat the pink now yellow later. Very good use of descriptives creating the sensation of eating ice drops and candy pops.


  6. I love the variety of summer images. And it’s rainbow sherbet you’re eating, of course. Good job describing it, I can almost taste it myself.

  7. Yummmyyy….. icecream, AND your poem too !!!
    Thank you sharing (although i am not too sure you would wanna share the candy pop) πŸ˜‰
    Okay freezer, here I come! Be prepared to get raided!!!

  8. A poem as delicious as the sensual summer it congers up. Thank you!

  9. gellato?

  10. It’s great reading your poetry

  11. I just loved it….delightful and yummy!!! πŸ™‚

  12. This makes me remember being a boy and laying in the grass with my friend looking at the clouds waiting for the ice cream truck. They were the little old 60s and 70s green and white ice creme trucks (not the big vans) and I can still hear the bells and see all of the treats on the side of the truck as it came up our block. It was the best. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. asa

  13. This is so cute…do you write childrens verse too…

    if so would you like to join us and write at Mondays child


  14. ice cream…
    It makes my frantically craving for that especially under the hot sun!

  15. i love ice creams……………. πŸ™‚

  16. Ah, summertime…

    Thanks, Ishabelle!

    Rhyme on!

    Tim Keeton
    (Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

  17. how more right can u be!!? πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  18. Great post, very informative. Keep up the good work, Thanks.

  19. what a refreshing poem! i love it!

  20. Happy Saturday!
    I am collecting poems for promising poets parking lot…

  21. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/poetry-awards-4-thursday-poets-rally-week-24/

    three poetry awards,
    two general awards…

  22. The savory moment. πŸ™‚

  23. ICE CREAM πŸ˜€

  24. Dear Ms. Manolo,

    I am Beth Foster, producer of One Night Stand Theater in Denver, Colorado. We would like to include a reading of your poem, β€œIce Drops and Candy Pops,” in our July 29, 2012 show, β€œOf Beaches and Blankets.” Please let me know if this is okay with you, and, if so, whether you would like me to mail you a copy of the program (include mailing address).

    Thank you very much,


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