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May Day 11

spring mourning

cloaked in gray,
birds twitter taking shelter, comes the rain


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.

May Day 5

the rain

each droplet
that I could lose myself so completely


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10

gray – NaPoWriMo #10


today’s a melancholy kind of day
birds are flying low, and cows laying down,
the leaves of great oak trees are spinning ’round,

whispers a-roaring while reapers make hay,
limp locks a-drooping from curly-topped crowns,
dry seaweed grows damp beneath painted clouds

it’s a good time to be inside tucked away
winged gnats are nipping, vile creepers break ground
it’s gray and windy, for cover we’re bound

the cock’s crow last night, filled us with dismay
we knew it was coming, signs all around
now hear the rain pour, bewitched by the sound
today’s a melancholy kind of day


I found several bits of weather lore for today’s NaPoWriMo 2019 Challenge Prompt: write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon. 


February Poem #22

…to the rain…again

grey skies, damp and cold
musty odor in the air
it’s a breeding ground for mold
water everywhere
a muddy, wet mess, we’re drowning here


February Poem #10

…to the rain

dark clouds brimming, burst
a cascade of droplets flow
sating a world that thirsts
sweetened breezes blow
tender shoots break ground in afterglow


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