soggy bottoms

Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer challenges us to write a poem using “water” and “thirst”. Mine is an “etheree” with ten lines, each of increasing syllables.



when it
rains it pours

weather aberration

water cannot drain away
groundwater rises, creek beds flood

farmers, crops and lawns thirst for sunshine
iowa’s summer uncommonly wet!


cripple creek, colorado

Carpe Diem’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  creek


aspens happening

autumn gilds rockie slopes

creek glistens with gold




photo credit:  Mike Cather 2005  link: city data