Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Water Ways

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Water Ways

    We had a little rain down on the farm again last night. I think the rain gauge sat at right about 5 inches. So...



    Water Ways

    The pond did rise. The draws did run.

    The frogs are having “bounds” of fun.

    Fine croaking serenade surrounds

    our soaked and soggy fertile grounds.


    With thanks for rain, we give a pause,

    for while we float and gloat (with cause),

    a few miles south it’s still quite dry

    and ours is not to reason why


    one farm gets wet (five inches here)

    while others wilt with sun-drenched sear.

    It’s been this way for ages past.

    And likely it will last and last


    until the days when we have gone

    beyond the cares we sit upon.

    The weeds; however, now will thrive.

    In sun or rain - they keep alive


    to grow with wild abandon, free

    as birds of proverb/adage be.

    Tonight we’ll see if we get more

    (that’s what the forecast has in store).


    If I should float away post-hence

    please turn an eye toward yonder fence,

    as someone else this moment does

    to keep the cattle safe because


    the water runs just where it will,

    through fence, or field, down yonder hill.

    It takes along all in its wake

    So watch your step, for goodness sake!




  • #2
    We are promised rain tonight,
    the second instance in three weeks.
    More to the point our hosepipe ban
    ended at midday.

    Some States are wet,
    some States are dry,
    some bootlegged hooch
    in the long gone-bye
    and measured proof
    in the sightless eye
    while the Dustbowl
    left the "Okies" wry.
    So five inches should be
    an unalloyed joy
    that is soaked and spent
    in Nature's display.
    ​​​​​​​

    Comment


    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
      Editing a comment
      I was both happy, and a bit apprehensive, simultaneously. Having 'just enough' is a lovely place to perch.

  • #3
    thanks for sharing that, really nice, got off to a good start and maintained thru with wit... It rained last night and this morning! near 1 pm and it's dark enough out to make it feel like dusk... but still the birds are singing!

    Comment


    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
      Editing a comment
      Hope you got 'just enough' precip - and no gully washers!

  • #4
    Bravo! RhymeLovingWriter ! Well done! Some of your best work! Funny, witty, clever and excellent rhyming too! . . . I especially liked the fourth stanza:

    "until the days when we have gone

    beyond the cares we sit upon.

    The weeds; however, now will thrive.

    In sun or rain - they keep alive"

    Comment


    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
      Editing a comment
      Thank you Rhymeboy for these lovely comments. After mowing for about four hours on Saturday I am 'nearly' done. I just hope I get all the way done before it rains again!

  • #5
    I like this one it has a good balance to it. Enjoyable read

    Comment


    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
      Editing a comment
      Thank you Jon, for taking time to read. Glad you found it enjoyable!

  • #6
    There is a homespun strength about this, Rhymist; I think of it boldly carved on a piece of weathered timber, set up somewhere pertinent on a property, perhaps near the rain gauge. Salt of the earth verse.

    Comment


    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
      Editing a comment
      Again, welcome back to the zone dear friend. I'm going to have to write much shorter pieces if I plan to do any carving - although I like that idea tremendously, and have seen it done at various craft shows we've attended. Heaven knows, there is ample 'weathered timber' laying around in piles too. I'll just have to watch for rattlesnakes when I go to gather materials for this project!

    • grant hayes
      grant hayes commented
      Editing a comment
      Many thanks for such a kind welcome, O doyenne. I've read quite a few pieces on the Zone - from you in particular and from others too - that would suit installation in some kind of outdoor setting, amongst natural features. This strikes me as such an 'in situ' piece.
Working...
X