Heavy weather

For Colleen’s weekly tanka challenge, synonyms of Give & Receive. A cinquain for a change.



heavy weather

dust dry chaff in the nose

earth gathers heat drops like rain-parched mouths


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

19 thoughts on “Heavy weather”

  1. Jane, I love the sound of this poem… very pleasing. “…earth gathers heat drops like rain-parched mouths…” This is luscious. Wonderful imagery! 😀 ❤

      1. I agree. We were in the 40’s F. at night only a few days ago. Now, in the high 90’s F. during the day. Hot and dry winds are blowing. ❤

  2. Great use of the prompt. I’m laughing over the comments. We’re going to have temperatures in the 90s with high humidity for the next week or so. I want the beautiful days we had earlier in the week back–but I’m thankful that we do have a/c.

  3. We don’t have a/c but we do have windows with shutters and the house is starting from about 20° below normal temperatures so it’s pleasantly hot indoors. Humid is horrid. I hope it blows away for you again 🙂

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