My response to dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics: Drought or Deluge
After weeks of summer drought,
It’s pouring again,
Fluidity fluctuating between
Short showers and torrential rain.
Outside, the cat pounces
On each drop that bounces;
Liquid diamonds gush down shoots
To be guzzled up by dehydrated roots;
Water butt and gutters bubble,
Overflowing into thirsty puddles.
Barefoot and dry as a stone,
I dance like mad
Until I’m soaked to the bone.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
Image found on Pinterest
Walter is hosting this Tuesday’s Poetics. He has continued with the topic of Monday’s haibun – summer weather. I was interested to read that much of the US has been experiencing major drought conditions, unlike the UK. I loved the photograph of a red sunset over cracked earth, something I can’t imagine ever experiencing in real life. Walter has asked us to write a poem about either drought or deluge, so I have re-worked a couple of old scribbles from last year.