Nothing To Depend On

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - No!Vember
(posted by sarahsouthwest)

1. You could take a line from this poem and use it as springboard for a new poem. Golden shovel it, or use it as the first line – or even the title.

2. Just say no. There’s something you want to take a stand against, something you want to stand up and say “NO!” to. Maybe it’s pollution or global warming, or something political, or the way your next door neighbour plays prog rock at full blast at 3am. Whatever it is, get it out of your system and into a poem!

This capricious weather
will elicit illness 
as bodies cannot
adjust to what should
be.  Days that dance
like flowers of Spring,
while others bring chill,
and the first sneeze.  Zephyrs
are followed by wild winds
whipping off leaves
to the displeasure of
unprepared trees.  I protest
the panoply of weathers
that run willy-nilly. It is
a source of great irritation
to me.  No more!

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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10 Responses to Nothing To Depend On

  1. I love all the ee sounds – those internal rhymes give real lilt and energy.


  2. This season is not fun at all


  3. memadtwo says:

    I hope the weather gods are listening! (K)


  4. msjadeli says:

    November is a bit schizoid isn’t it. We are in full-fledged bitterly cold winter right now. Could be in the 70’s by Sunday!


  5. Gillena Cox says:

    Tormenting weather.
    Stay safe.



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