Friday, July 7, 2017

Haiku #8 {Poetry Friday}

dark low heavy clouds
looming grayness over head
summer downpour soon

I was running errands today with my daughter and I wanted to stop at one more store quickly.  I really needed a few things at Trader Joe's.  She checked my favorite weather app (Dark Sky) and said, "you have 20 minutes before heavy rain for the hour."  I replied, "I can do this."  As I looked to the sky for a chance Dark Sky wasn't right, this haiku is what I saw.  I appreciated the nudges from last week where friends suggested I could break away from the 5-7-5 pattern.  Mary Lee gave me something I could visualize; short, longer, short.  I thought I'd give it a try but I wanted to make sure I posted and shared today so I didn't even collect a list of words first, which I've really enjoyed.  So, I stuck to 5-7-5 because comfort led this piece without my pre-writing, collecting routine.

Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Carol at Beyond Literacy Link.


  1. I like short, longer, short....Nice job...even if breaking with 5-7-5 is difficult.

  2. Inspiration can be found everywhere, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places!

  3. Another weather app to add to my collection! We were in the LLBean store at Easton when a recent downpour hit. We got to the car in the pause between squalls.

    sudden rain
    sky takes a shuddering breath
    tantrum resumes

  4. Mandy, isn't it amazing how nature inspires us to write? Springsations has been unveiled at Thanks for contributing.