Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Climate
Your challenge: In a new poem, use climate or climate change as a thematic element. As an added challenge―if you wish to accept it―use a specific situation to clarify a political or natural climate change in the past, present or future.
“Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
And that makes me quite nervous.”
― Oscar Wilde
“Men argue. Nature acts.” ― Voltaire
“One of the biggest differences between humans and trees
is simply that humans burn trees.”
― M. Jackson, While Glaciers Slept:
Rain nearly every day
since December’s start.
Grapes are thriving–
harvest will be early.
The rest of us are surly, looking
anxiously for warmth
of sun. A day of browsing–shops,
fairs, neighborhoods–would not
go amiss. Still, even though
I have had my fill of rain,
look at other states and countries.
It could be worse; do not complain.