Welcome fellow Poetic License and Poetic Judgement members and anyone who might stumble upon this poem.
"There are no rules of architecture for castles in the clouds"
Dark cloudbanks to the north
Depositing in my account
Of rainy days and Mondays
April showers bring May flowers, but
Gray September storms fill rivers, lakes,
Dams to overflowing; drought averted
The bluest skies are in Seattle,
But few and far between. Maybe they
Seem blue because we're often sad.
Â© 2004/2007 Susan K. Barton
This is the challenge to write about rain set for the group by kim simcock It also meets the criteria for the groups Fifty Words and Fiftyworders.
This is also posted in response to Amy's Tuesday Writing Essentials at Gather Essentials:Writing prompt for 9/25/07Â - Revision. The original poem is below:
A dark bank of clouds to the north
Ready to make a deposit in my account
Of rainy days and Mondays with a
Guaranteed rate of return
The April showers bring May flowers
But a gray September storm fills
Rivers, lakes and dams to overflowing
With the promise of drought averted
It's said that the bluest skies you've ever
Seen are in Seattle, but they're few and
Far between. Perhaps they just seem blue
Because we're so very often sad.
Â© 2004 Susan Barton
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