Apr '15 10

Stormy. Photo by Robert Rath from Robert's website.

Today's poem is self-explanatory and inadequate. That is all.

News and weather

For H.

The sun is shining here today
but an icy wind blows in the shade
and the weather has become unpredictable…
…but I'm not that writer
who metaphors climate for catastrophic events;
I'm not comfortable with
environmental similes for human conditions;
I prefer to modify language itself:
verbalise nouns and nounify verbs
reimagine inadequate vocabulary
connect unconnected ideas
with hook-and-eye words
yet today the flair for it fails me;
today, when I most need
to express my concern;
today, when I most need
to wish love and light
to a dear friend who's staring into the eye
of a terrible, sickening storm.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Oh dear. Sounds like something dark has happened. I particularly like the "connect unconnected ideas with hook-and-eye words", but I wish you hadn't had to write this.

  2. Jen says:

    *Thanks so much Mike.

  3. Elizabeth Hornor Boquet says:

    *Perfect! Thoroughly joying your work in general -- but this is such a gem I had to have a word.

  4. Jen says:

    *Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I'm enjoying yours too!

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