Prompt from host (click link above for more info): Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon.
“It always rains there, right?”
Wrong, I sigh, miffed…
Okay, before global-warming
Seattle, the Pacific NW region
Did get a goodly amount of precip…
Rain and snow. But things have
Changed, it’s milder here, and I’m
More grateful than words can say…
Because I’m old now, can’t ‘manage’
Weather issues with same hardy
Attitude I wore ‘neath raincoat, umbrella.
It’s green where I am in Western
Washington, fairly temperate…though
Summers can get hotter than I prefer…
But winter’s typically mild, compared
To parts of the country like Minnesota
Where I spent nine years.
This past February, we only had
“Winter” for couple weeks…snowed
Ceaselessly chill white, gleaming
Beautiful despite temporary
Spring is wealth of cherry
Blossoms…soon, dogwood too…
Flowers bursting everywhere
And with it surging hope, joy
Faith lost during pewter season.
The air is perfumed with rain’s
I’ve lived other places…but
“God’s Country”, as Pac NW’s
Often called, is home to me…I’m
Settled, heart-content in blessed
Place…the Lord’s good portion.
©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.
“The LORD will open the heavens, His abundant storehouse, to send rain to your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but borrow from none.” Deut 28:12, Berean Study Bible
“Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17, Berean Study Bible
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