“great expectations”

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weather gets bad rap

may day!

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photo by lynn

may day
winter has
a hay day
weather is
a melee
tulips in dis-
-may sway
robins go
cra cra
dare to
stay, say
welcome
May day
to I-o-way

oh, yay!

pitter~patter

Theme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is “power of words”: let the rain kiss you

 

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”   ~Langston Hughes

 

pack to go camping

forecast predicts rain showers

great sleeping weather

 

thankful tanka

sunshine’s steady warmth

melting snow, nourishing soil

vital nitrogen

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listen to weather’s whisper

nature’s cycle of blessing

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photo by lynn

weather the weather

nonet: stanza(s) of nine lines, each with increasing # of syllables (1-9)    dVerse poetics


warm

days of

november

probably past

colder times ahead

forecast fog, wet grey rain

free- zing  an- ti- ci- pa- tion

smell of manure spread on bare fields

trees’ silhouettes swallowed by swift night

photo by lynn

photo by lynn

small comforts and a change in weather

My thanks to Mary Stone of Garden Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries for the woolly bear photo.  Check out her garden blog!


 

i meet five woollies on the road
as i walk under raincloud’s lode
drink in sad thoughts of faithful dog
her death leaves me in memory’s fog
collar’s empty, no tug on leash
it’s hard to walk alone…cah-peesh?
husband working and dad retired
my neighbor sits in class, inspired
so, fuzzy woolly, soft and brown
shyly inching ‘cross the ground
i’ll stroke you gentle as can be
oh, woolly, would you walk with me?

revenge is heat

 

In a frozen land

where temps dip

below nothing,

winds whip snow

across roads to

whirl into ditches

in wavy dunes,

 

it’s a comfort

to know that

somewhere…

 

the sky is hot

with flaming clouds

and burning colors,

heat waves rise

from soft asphalt

while the natives

and tourists sweat.

 

(TweetSpeakpoetry prompt, “Hot Sky”)

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april fools’ pantoum

 

Winter’s final assault of triple fury:

freezing rain, glazed ice, heavy snow,

worse than a typical blizzard’s flurry

deals a vengeful, destructive blow.

 

Freezing rain, glazed ice, heavy snow

covers fences, rooftops and trees;

deals a vengeful, destructive blow

to spring’s warmer, mellow breeze.

 

Covered fences, rooftops and trees

break under weather’s weight, or melt

to spring’s warmer, mellow breeze.

as seasons’ changing moods are felt.

 

Break under weather’s weight, or melt,

a snowman kneels, then dies on grass

as seasons’ changing moods are felt

by robins confused after blustery blast.

 

Weather reports could not predict

worse than a typical blizzard’s flurry;

soon sunshine returns to contradict

winter’s final assault of triple fury.

 

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