Writings and Witterings

Downcast In Rain


Outcast by default
downcast in rain
outlasts the downdraft
’til sun comes again
seeking somersaults
thunderbolts insane.
A waft, a massed draught
from underground drains
pine edges a sniff, exhorts
droplets of veins
that are caught
‘twixt a mane of hair and a skein
twisting thither, shares vaults
sips dry

Polly Stretton © 2014

To a prompt from my writing group – a touch of the surreal never goes amiss!


22 thoughts on “Downcast In Rain

  1. Yep, that pretty much says it, Polly! >


  2. That was really good Polly. Very well done.


  3. Polly, it is much like things have felt here the last few days. Yet now we have our electricity, phones, internet… Loved the poem but tired of the rain… 🙂 xx


  4. Wonderful poem, Polly! So much better than the only one I know about rain:

    Rain, rain
    go away
    Come again
    some other day.


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  5. Such beautiful imagery! I love ” caught
    ‘twixt a mane of hair and a skein”


  6. Very unusual Polly! I quite like surreal 😊


  7. Superb — the rhyme was fantastic and the flow — well — smooth as rain.


  8. You can send the rain this way…I don’t mind!! It’s so hot I’d love a cool down. Hmm and maybe a sip of champagne! 😉


  9. Intriguing 🙂


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