Day Four, NaPoWriMo – I’d Like To Thank The Weather

I’d Like To Thank The Weather

Where the garden was, is lumpy and white
not sleeping exactly, under the snow,
more like hiding from the mysterious,
the fickleness of spring in New England.
Laughing yesterday at the snow I thought
of last year’s month-long stretch of cold which kept
the snow as snow and piled it up so high.
This year’s weather brought rain, and gushing rain,
some hurled with lightning and rolled with thunder,
wind throwing limbs down so’s we’d notice
I guess, and we talked about it daily:
No snow this year it seems, almost too late.
But Winter’s flashed her biggest smile at us,
waving, goodbye! See you next year, suckers!

Woke up this morning after just a tiny bit of sleep, past time to go to work, and it was snowing – again. So I’d like to thank the weather for some mighty fine NaPoWriMo fodder.
It’s still coming down and looks like it means to keep going. I enjoyed writing this, the last two lines kept offering other choices. The two above are number six.

If you’re looking for more NaPoWriMo poets you can look here on the main website or here, where David Ellis is rounding up some of the day’s work.

For another fine poem, check out this one by Richard Berlin, chosen by Ted Kooser as his poem of the week for the American Life in Poetry. If you like this selection, you can check out others there and subscribe to receive a weekly email.


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