Thursday, June 1, 2017

Poetry Friday - Weather Notes

      Thanks to Buffy Silverman at Buffy's Blog for hosting our Poetry Friday, this first one in June. 



  I often imagine the days of weather as music playing for me each day. I am enamored now  with all the summer warmth, June arriving, flowers flourishing, EVERYWHERE! My furnace was needed just last week and all of a sudden this week windows are open, and here I am welcoming this first month of summer!




   Weather Notes

May’s days blared jazz,
riffs that would not stop,
up and down the scale
a winter/spring flip-flop.

Conductor raises the baton,
invites June, warm and slow,
to play with us in softer tones

inside a summer glow.


Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved
      

43 comments:

  1. Linda, your poem is fantastic! Wow! I especially love your last four lines. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Our weather has been so changeable that I was inspired!

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  2. I love the sound of this poem. It's so alive, like the world is waking up. It's the other way around here, Summer is ending and the rainy season has began.

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    1. Thanks, now I'm imagining your raindrops making music!

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  3. The music of the season - lovely, Linda! Another beauty from lovely Linda. :) I especially love that winter/spirng flip-flop. xo

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    1. Thanks, Irene, fun to imagine for these up and down days!

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  4. Love this! Here's hoping that June stays in better tune than May did for us!

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    1. Heat is coming today and through the weekend, summer begins! I love the cooler evenings, but they might not stay either now. Thanks, Donna.

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  5. The music of summer for me is a calm and gentle cello concerto. So glad that the drama of the school year's brass and percussion have been silenced. Hear that? The birds are joining in the song...Ahh...

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    1. Sounds like a poem for teachers everywhere, Mary Lee. Enjoy your concerto!

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  6. What a beautiful welcome to June! Lovely poem. Enjoy those slow days.

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    1. Thanks, Kay. I know that I will!

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  7. Mother Nature is being fickle this season-same here - heat on, heat off, fan on, etc. Your poem describes this circular motion well. I can capture Weather Notes easily for the gallery. This poem should be near the end to usher in the close of the season. Is that fine, Linda?

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    1. I think we may have had this 'weather' time all across the country. Certainly, you may share Carol. Thanks!

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  8. Love love your poem, Linda! I never thought of weather in terms of music before. Brilliant! I hope June is indeed warm and slow -- I'm tired of the flip flopping . . . :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama. I just read your post, and love the jazz poem from Sandburg. It fits the May I was imagining! I hope June settles into a nice warmth, too.

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  9. Wonderful poem, Linda--here's to June's softer tones and summer's glow!

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  10. Beautiful analogies, Linda. Yay for June! I love the columbine in your picture.

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    1. Thanks Brenda. The columbine have grown to new heights this year, maybe because of the late & wet spring, no matter the cold. I love them, too.

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  11. I love that you live your life as a soundtrack, Linda... a poetic one at that. Enjoy the summer symphony!

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    1. Thank you, just humming along. Good wishes to you, too!

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  12. Fingers crossed conductor continues on with the score of warmer weather! -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/blog/

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    1. I am always hopeful, Christie! Thanks.

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  13. riffing up and down the scale.....beautiful and true! Wonderful poem.

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  14. I love the connection of weather to music and how it has changed in one month. Your thoughts for June are perfect - warm and slow.

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    1. Thanks, Mandy. Anticipating summer is a wonderful thing.

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  15. Linda, I love your summer poem, it's beautiful and bursting rhythmically with season! The image from your garden, it's gorgeous, it's rejoicing! I also like the quote from Ray Bradbury in your banner.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm glad you like the Bradbury quote. Dandelion Wine is a favorite book.

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  16. A wonderful metaphor for your spring weather flip-flop. I love that June is coming in on softer notes. Happy summer!

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    1. And best wishes for your summer, too, Margaret. It's here! Thanks!

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  17. The fickleness of the weather is wonderfully expressed, Linda. We've had the heat on here, too!

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  18. Beautiful poem! The idea of music and seasons dancing is inspired. Jazz riffs and all. Hoping for a gentle tune that eases you into those summer blooms.

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  19. Masterful change of pace. For us, June brought an even brisker pace. Winter decided to arrive in a crisp snap!

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  20. Thanks Diane, Iza, Julieanne, Kiesha & Kat. The day today was filled with things to do, but a beautiful summer day was lovely to be in. I understand that 'turning', Kat. Time for fires and hot tea for you!

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  21. Love that up and down the scale flip-flop! Hope you have a nice weekend, Linda.

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  22. Softer tones in a slow, summer glow would be nice, indeed!

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  23. That is an amazing transformation. Your words and photographs show how quickly we can go from winter to summer. Lovely flowers!

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