WITHOUT APOLOGY

I post yet another poem about the weather.  Miz Quickly is generously giving us a fabulous prompt every day, and today’s is a doozy, a recipe for writing, step by step. I followed her instructions to the letter, and arrived at this :-

Four thoughts while enduring a deluge

Curtains of rain sweep across my view
Summer solstice warmth where are you?
The fire is lit – an indulgence –
to cheer us.
*
Warmth of human company
lit my mood
of chill and loneliness.
Curtains of rain sweep across my view.
*
Despite enhancing greenness
curtains of rain sweep across my view
pour scorn on my morale
I cower in my comfy chair.
*
Shout for summer solstice,
lift this gloomy mood –
curtains of rain sweep across my view –
banish loneliness with crackle of fire.

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18 Responses to WITHOUT APOLOGY

  1. restlessjo says:

    I just hope the sun is shing today! 🙂 (not here yet 😦 )

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  2. Candy says:

    Oh, I do like this! We’ve been having more than our share of rainy days here in Western PA.

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    “I cower in my comfy chair,” too, Viv, but from 115 degree heat. Send me some rain, and I’ll blow you some endless relentless sun and blowdryer wind. 😉

    This is a great piece. I took a little rainy vacation, reading it. Ahhhhhh.

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  4. Luanne says:

    That weather sounds fabulous. I thought I stumbled into the oven today. 110.

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  5. oh, well done. At least this gloomy weather, on both sides of the Atlantic is serving one good purpose – Viv Rocks Poetry!

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  6. mj6969 says:

    This is a wonderful response to a somewhat complicated and yet simple prompt (although I haven’t attempted it myself – perhaps later).

    I think you have evoked a wonderful sense of comfort despite the gloom – and the weather in full force – of wanting and needing to sweep out the old, in order to usher in the new – Solstice – bright and full of promise. Well done 😀

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  7. opsimathpoet says:

    Yes Viv – rain in buckets just reached us – out to pick peas and courgettes and deliver strawberries and spinach to Anick in that sweeping cloud of rain. Liked this very much

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  8. julespaige says:

    Just marvelous to get so much out of the weather.
    Whether or not you agree… you did a spectacular job.
    I went for a lost ring… without regrets though:
    https://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/fourth-finger-left-hand-6-22-s/

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  9. Misky says:

    Thank goodness for those comfy chairs and a lit fire. We’ve had buckets of rain all morning, and just now as I read your poem, the sun broke through the clouds. I must go and inspect the tomato plants for damage. xx >

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