Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Take the Weather With You


Good day my fellow poets...tis early days in this the month of 'one a day' and I'm sure all who have taken the challenge are doing just fine thank you very much.

Here's the rub.

There's all kinds of weather ahead. Maybe snow, rain, hail, sleet...maybe a bright bright sun-shiny day...but whatever the weather we poets can pen a piece to brew up a storm in a teacup.

So don't rain on my parade. Pen me a weather related poem.

As the song says, 'wherever you go, you always take the weather with you' or as we like to say here in Scotland, 'If you don't like the weather stick around for 20 minutes'

'Weather forecast for tonight: dark'  George Carlin


As always link up and drop in to see how your fellow poets weathered the challenge. Happy scribbling.


20 comments:

paulscribbles said...

Sorry the prompt was a tad late. For some reason it did not post automatically.Look forward to reading your poems.

Kim Russell said...

A weather prompt is always welcome! I hope the weather is treating you well, Paul.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Well, it's threatening rain right now, Paul. Perfect Autumn weather for writing poetry.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Will get something written a little later tonight (just after dinner-time here in Oz). Meanwhile, I'm repeating this in case people missed it yesterday:

Helen Patrice is a personal friend of mine (also I am on Dreamwidth as well as Blogger). I have passed on to her the messages from Kerry, Jim, Sherry and Kim (about not being able to comment on her blog. She says:

“I didn’t realise until now that Dreamwidth was being an asshat about non-dreamwidthers posting comments. But for those who are reading, thank you. I have tried posting comments on others’ poems, but have been unable to.”

She is proofreading her new book of short stories just now, but says that after that is done she will be reading again – and hopefully commenting – all over the place.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for relaying our regrets at not being able to comment on Helen's blog.

erbiage said...

another fine prompt from Paul. i'm surprised how gloomy mine came out. I often have trouble posting across platforms as well. Asshat. is this an american word?

Fireblossom said...

Your write-up made me chuckle. That's always nice, first thing. :-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

@erbiage Dictionary says yes, North American. I suspect it's an attempt to euphemise "asshole". Helen is an Aussie, but she is married to a Canadian; maybe she learnt it from him.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I am really enjoying myself reading the different responses to this prompt!💜 Fabulous one, Paul 🍹

Sherry Marr said...

LOL. We say that in Tofino too. "If you dont like the weather, wait ten minutes." You can walk from the CoOp to the Post Office and experience the whole gamut, as I have done, from dry to rain, HAIL. Walk another block and have it clear and you see blue sky, sunshine and a rainbow.

paulscribbles said...

Lovin the poetry thus fa. Just back from a stroll with the whole family (a rare thing for us all to be in one place) around 'The Bridestones' a local beauty spot. Sun is shining, weather is sweet......

@Kim Russell...check the notes above...sunny day.

@erbiage...glad you liked...weather comes in all shapes and sizes...gloom welcome ;)

@Kerry O'Connor...glad you had the perfect conditions.

@Fireblossom...happy to provide morning chuckles.

@Rosemary Nissan-Wade...asshat...urban dictionary...One who has their head up their ass. Thus wearing their ass as a hat. Asshat ;)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the prompt!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the prompt

much love...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thanks, Rosemary, for letting us know about Helen. The site she is using seems a bit user-unfriendly. I hope she can resolve this. Her poetry is wonderful.

paulscribbles said...

Wow. Just some stunning poetry here.Thank You All x

willow_switches said...

Great prompt for this 30/30 Paul - thank you! And phew - need to work on some blustery ideas!

Jim said...

Nice prompt, Paul ~~ This took me more time than I wanted but it was a fun write. It will be a little complicated at first but I hope a fun read. Lastly, you can read the song and watch the Eagles singing it ("Life in the Fast Lane").
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Toni Spencer said...

#16 of mine needs to be removed. It was entered by mistake. Good prompt Paul and yes, we always have weather!

L C Folks said...

Thank you, Paul, this should be fun,,,

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Not very inspired this time, but Crowded House helped a bit!