This winter is the pits.  Where are the lovely sharp sunshiny frosty mornings?  Must we suffer only rain, incessant, interminable, smothering all interest in going outside to enjoy a bracing walk.  Crisp outlines of trees are nowhere to be seen ─ just misty, murky amorphous landscape, curtained intermittently by sweeping squalls.  It isn’t even cold.

Soporific rain
produces open-mouthed snores
from bored sufferer

My second attempt at a haibun for dVerse Haibun Monday, this time on prompt, writing to the photograph provided by Gabriella.  Sorry about the surfeit of adjectives!

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39 Responses to Rain

  1. I had to chuckle at “It isn’t even cold”. So true…if it’s going to be dreary, let there be snow!

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  2. lynn__ says:

    Oh dear, sounds gloomy indeed. Whoever wrote “whatever the weather, we’ll weather the weather, whether we like it or not” ?! Hope you see the sun soon…and more than tremulous 🙂

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  3. Bastet says:

    My winter is different this year .. but how I remember those soggy winters on the Italian Riviera … totally disheartening – totally melancholy – although I lived in a villa overlooking the sea and loved when the squalls pounded the bay. You’ve described it very well in your haibun! Sorry the weather is so miserable though.


  4. SMiLes.. i suppose
    A first poem..
    inspiRed iN
    Cave oN
    Cold Winter


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  5. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    (Laugh.) Yes, it can get like that! Ours here is monsoonal, lately. At last we get gaps in between.


  6. Sherry Marr says:

    LOL, I hear you….endless grey here too….but we have green things poking up in the garden!

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  7. Gabriella says:

    I hate that kind of winters. I remember such a mild and rainy winter a few years ago. I was so longing for cold and some blue in the sky.

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  8. colonialist says:

    Not exactly a shower of praise for rain! And here we are longing for the stuff. The more the merrier.


  9. I can feel the rain seeping into your brain.. c

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  10. Suzanne says:

    I love your haiku. It sums up the feeling of being trapped by incessant rain beautifully. I am trying to reply to your comments on my blog but my tablet is having a hissy fit. I will reply later when I am on the computer.


  11. Grace says:

    Rain and dreary rain, smiles ~ At least better than covered in snow ~

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  12. I can’t imagine having constant rain like that…brings back memories of Brittany!


  13. we are entering Rainy Season down here, although so far, it’s been mostly sunny. We had so much rain, last Spring, in Nova Scotia, I swear we were growing mold on our backsides!

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  14. trishwrites1 says:

    ditto on what is up with winter!

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  15. Here in southern Ontario Canada is it cold at 0 C but yesterday was almost spring like and melted most of the snow. Our weather mish mash this year is a frittata of sorts. I think

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  16. Misky says:

    We have sun today, so you can live in hope of a wind in your direction. 🙂 >

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  17. whimsygizmo says:

    “misty, murky”…”sweeping squalls” — your word choices here are spot on, conveying the gloom you feel.

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  18. We had a few weeks with wonderful winter… and here it’s not even raining… just the grey of persistent dusk…

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  19. I love this! Describes exactly how I’m feeling today. It’s showery so I have to take a chance and walk the dogs, but I know we’ll be caught in it once we’re out.

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  20. Mary says:

    You have captured the season so very well here, Viv. I call it mid-winter blahs. Nice haibun.

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  21. My sentiments exactly. We are FINALLY getting a cold and dry snap.

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  22. katechiconi says:

    Drumming on the roof / gurgling in the gutters / reason to rejoice.

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  23. we don’t have rain this morning but the wind is horrendous and people are getting blown over


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