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.


 

wet

when it
rains it pours

saturation,
precipitation,
weather aberration

water cannot drain away
groundwater rises, creek beds flood

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

 

hey bun, issa mud mess!

 

enough rain here five to six inches already and counting with basements filling and ditches flowing as swollen rivers carry away sheep too frightened to move to higher ground and wash out culverts which derailed a train of oil tanker cars spilling into the flooded fields and seeping downstream calling out hazmat teams and trucks hauling rocks while farmers groan at wet hay rotting crops covered with silt and black soil carried away and why must it rain another day?

 

farmers grow webbed feet

wading through muddy season

who’s building that ark?

 

 

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road wash-out next to flooded field

 


Jilly at dVerse poets encourages writers to “break the rules” with this week’s haibun. Our local weather has been unconventional too….and destructive.

summer solstice

Rhyming couplets with Frank at dVerse

 

notice yesterday’s date marked june twenty-one

means every day now we’ll see less of the sun

 

calendar says it was first day of summer

heat and humidity might be a bummer

 

we’ve had plenty of rain, thick clouds hide the sun

a hot sunny day watching ball sounds like fun!

 

 

moisture’s dew point

Kim at dVerse Poets hosts “rain” quadrille (44 words) prompt this week…

 

mist hangs thin veil

covers landscape, 

shrouds horizon.

sky heavy with humidity

air’s mood presses in,

mildly claustrophobic;

when clouds cannot rain.

 

hair hangs thick veil

covers face,

shrouds emotion.

heart heavy with futility

mind’s mood presses in,

wildly claustrophobic;

when tears cannot reign.

 

 

bare branches

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  features “troiku” (each line of initial haiku is beginning line of three more haiku in a series). I wrote my own haiku to begin…

 

bare branches burst forth

spring budding freshly green leaves

renewal of life

 

bare branches burst forth

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birds improvise on treesong

winter’s day is done

 

spring buds fresh green leaves

young rabbits nibble new grass

first tulips open

 

renewal of life

gentle scent follows spring rain

promise of apples

singing in rain cinquain

Cinquain is a 5-line poem with a pattern of 2-4-6-8-2 syllables. The Weekend Writing Challenge is to include these words: spring, blossom, bud, nature, bloom.

 

trees bud

spring rains softly

nature’s fresh bloom of praise

hungry bunny nibbles crocus

blossom

 

 

cry after recalling rain

 

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I admit to selecting more (and more) words to complete this magnetic poem.

when music soars away

 

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Magnetic “storm” quadrille, linking to De’s prompt at dVerse Poets.

sound of rain

pitter – pat – patter

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on sidewalk

spitter – spat – spatter

on windowpane

beads drip

from

clothesline

baubles drop

from

leafed vine

gutters gurgle

cheerily

rivulets burble

merrily

umbrella unfolds

earthworm unholes

birdsong stills as

rain gauge fills

lightning tumbles

thunder rumbles

cloudburst pours

find shelter indoors!


Quadrille prompt on “sound” ideas with Victoria at dVerse

hope not seen

Sharing with dVerse…fits earlier prompts for list poem and sensory play.

 

hope smells

like fresh petrichor

of welcome spring rain

 

hope tastes

like first juicy tomato

of sun-ripened summer

 

hope sounds

like migration call

of swan o’er autumn field

 

hope feels

like flickering flame

of log in winter hearth

 

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

(Romans 8:24-25 ESV)

haloed moisture

 

round porthole window

hazy, lazy, crazy moon

holds back rain’s curtain

 

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photo (enhanced) by lynn

welcome showers

 

the sound of rain smiles

pattering steady on roof

sleep rolls us over

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