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Friday, August 24, 2012

Weather Report

Trees are arched,
their branches sway.
Skies are cloudy,
covered in gray.
Dark clouds mumble
they even bray.
They moan and groan
and grumble away.
I think the thing
they are trying to say
is take an umbrella,
it will rain today.

     What is the weather like where you are?  Can you write a poem about your weather today?

     The gadget that counts my my posts indicated I have posted a poem a day for over 500 days now.  I want to thank you.  Every time I'd start to feel discouraged, or blocked, one of my readers would make an inspiring comment--or something would provide an idea to carry me on to the next poem.  You do make the writing a lot more fun. I appreciate your help.  I never could have reached that goal without your help.  Over 1,000 people come to the blog each week.  Thank you. 


  1. That's a SPECTACULAR accomplishment, Joy!! Congrats. Also I think you did a good job of cloud translation. :-)

    1. Tabatha,
      "cloud translation"--- I LOVE it!


  2. Dear JOY,
    500. An awe-inspiring achievement!
    Thank you for always being there. Like the sun - a constant presence and a warm feeling.


  3. Congrats. How are those monsoons.? I have a piece on needing judges for the CYBILS in poetry today.

  4. Congrats -- 500 poems/500 days -- you should be very proud. Keep 'em coming!!

  5. Congratulations, Joy - that's a lot of poetry.

    We had those rumbles and roars in the middle of the night last night - had my two small dogs in their own little uproars.

  6. Woo-hoo! Congrats on this milestone...looking forward to reading your next 500+ poems. :-)

    When will the monsoons end???

  7. Wow-congratulations on the 500. That is really an accomplishment. I wish we had a little of those rumbles out west! Great ending.

  8. Wow--500 days!

    Love the clouds mumbling!

  9. Joy,

    You paint such a beautiful image of sights and sounds.
    I love your(500th)poem. THANK YOU.


  10. i really like this one.... love that they bray.... cloey

  11. Congratulations on reaching such a worthy goal! Proud of you and love that you're doing this.