Monday, April 22, 2019

NPM19 - Day 22 - Predictions


Writing about my recent weather.

        The winner of the giveaway of Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion is, Ta Da, Vicki Wilke!

Tabatha Yeatts has created a link to poems teachers and librarians can print for poetry month, titled "Poetry in The Halls". I'm grateful to be one of the poets!

Jama Rattigan has a post HERE with many poets' goals for April.

The Progressive Poem schedule can be found on the right.








Some Days

Last Thursday--predicted rain for Easter.
I thought about those who climbed to our Red Rocks
for a special sunrise service,
and little ones hunting eggs in newly green grass.
On Friday, they predicted a sunny Sunday morning
but a stormy afternoon.
On Saturday, temps rose to eighty
as predicted. 
Windows opened. I wore shorts.
We smelled summer’s perfumed air.
Sunday morning skies invited a walk in the sunshine,
but as predicted, the western skies darkened.
Rain clouds moved toward my side of the city.
I even took a picture of this predicted,
incoming,
needed
rain.
Sprinkles made patterns on the sidewalk,
a few drops glistened on the lilies.
I think I heard them take a sip.
And it stopped.
Yes, the prediction was correct.
They just did not predict
how much.

Linda Baie ©

FYI - Others did receive lots of rain, just not us!

8 comments:

  1. I was in suspense till the end. Glad the rain didn't spoil Easter plans for folks out your way. Spring likes to be fickle.

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    1. Yes, I was glad, too. The morning was wonderful, sunny and warm. Fickle April is so right! Thanks, Jama!

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  2. Oh the anticipation of this one along with the surprise ending. It's a perfect Earth Day poem Linda!

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    1. Thanks, Cheriee, as you might imagine, I was disgruntled by the loss of a rainy afternoon!

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  3. Linda, I felt like I was walking alongside you as you waited on the predicted rain. This:

    Sprinkles made patterns on the sidewalk,
    a few drops glistened on the lilies.
    I think I heard them take a sip.
    And it stopped.

    Loved the meaning --- and all of those s sounds.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I appreciate your noticing.

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  4. So many lovely lines here and full of sensory details. Love it.

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