Drear Here

Written for:  dVerse Poets:  Quadrille #30  (posted by Mish)
Drizzle – Use it as a noun, verb or be creative and get drizzly. Dabble in words about the weather, share a drizzle of your emotions or give us your best recipe drizzled in lemon icing or olive oil. The mood can be a drizzling of darkness or light. It’s up to you! Just remember your quadrille should be exactly 44 words in total not including the title and must include the word drizzle or a derivative of the word.


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A dismal drizzle-swizzle stick
of a day. Fog floats along,
leaving window wipers
useless, people blue
in this fourth month of rain.
Ground looks like mud
stew. Quick burst
of sun, then, done.
Ho-hum. Worse off
for the tease. Spring light,


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Drear Here

  1. Gay says:

    This pulls one in immediately. A completely imagist poem well realized. Excellent.


  2. othermary says:

    Love the internal rhyme and your clever word play.


  3. I’m with Mary. The words rhyme where they want, giving this a lovely momentum.


  4. frankhubeny says:

    I have heard there is a lot of rain in the Pacific Northwest. The brief sunshine can be like a tease.

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  5. whimsygizmo says:

    Fantastic rhyme here, drumming like rain. You had me already here:
    “A dismal drizzle-swizzle stick
    of a day.” Wonderful!


  6. Perfectly describes the feeling after a series of drizzly days!


  7. Singledust says:

    spring can be a tease right Sara! Here on the equator the rains have been just that too.

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  8. Mish says:

    Those quick concise lines worked wonderfully…and I could picture that “mud stew” ! Thanks for joining in. 🙂


  9. Grace says:

    Mud stew looks good, smiles ~ Bring on the spring ~ Happy Easter ~


  10. Olga says:

    We finally have had two warm, sunny days in a row. Feels like a miracle after many drizzle-swizzle stick days. Wishing you more spring light!


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