The rain, the wind and foggy dew

Another triolet for the dverse prompt.


The rain, the wind and foggy dew,

And all at once, bright dandelions,

Cloak the field in mottled hue

Of rain and wind and foggy dew

And painted birds; the dark times flew,

A fresco dappled, starred Orions,

Rain in the wind and foggy dew,

And all at once, bright dandelions.

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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.

14 thoughts on “The rain, the wind and foggy dew”

  1. I like the rhyme between dandelions and Orions. They unexpectedly tied that field to the sky. It made me realize how important those two lines were in the triolet pattern.

    1. Thanks! Yes, the hard part about a triolet is making the repeated lines more than just a repetition. Often the last two lines just read like lines tagged on to make up numbers. I’m glad you think the repetition added something.

  2. I’ve never heard Orion (Orions) used so smoothly and so well. Brightly-colored things (plants and creatures) carry away the dark. Their colors, then, are even more brilliant to behold than before their work.

    I hope you have a pleasant and bright weekend.

    1. Thank you. The weekend looks set to be dull and wet (again). The dandelions really just appeared out of nowhere today. The photo is from mid March last year, but everything is a bit further on this year.

      1. I haven’t even noticed coltsfoot here. I only ever recognised it because it doesn’t have leaves, and in the grass, it’s hard to see what has leaves and what doesn’t.

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