Partly Cloudy With Hope

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Take The Weather With You
(posted by Paul John Dear)

“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.”

When I submit a poem,
I hope it does not
go into the slush pile.
Just the thought,
brings on thunderstorms
of tears. My icicle
fingers tense up,
fog sets up shop
in my head. Then,
I think of those sunny
moments when my brain
is struck by a lightning
idea, and my pen scribbles
away on a fresh, dry pad
and I smile.

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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13 Responses to Partly Cloudy With Hope

  1. Jim says:

    Kim, I like the idea of having to “a fresh new pad.” I compose on the old Galaxy 5 smart phone the most, followed by my iPad. Guess I’d be writing with ‘a fresh new screen.’
    Your publisher’s slush pond sounds like a place to stay away from.


  2. Sherry says:

    I like the way you’ve woven weather into the writing of poetry. Cool.


  3. Kerry says:

    I am grateful for those sunny moments myself.

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  4. I wonder if it’s sun or rain that force my pen… the sunny moments are too rare to know


  5. Love it. Internal weather systems for poetry writing.


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Soo beautifully poignant!! Sigh.. 💞


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