Tuesday, 27 November 2012


a wet November weekend

it rained day after day
valley fields were green
bottom where it is so flat
grass and bushes seen

at night rain in wind was wild
as monsoon but never showers
grass can not be viewed
neither walls, fields or flowers

new lakes have now arrived
swollen river floods this land
two farmers survey the scene
drowned  fields out of hand

these new lakes appear so pretty
where cows will usually stand
mud then silt dry no sign left
grass again back to farmer’s land

26 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

Exquisitely painted... as always!

Jenny said...

A good picture of the weather you have been experiencing. I hope you are not being too hard hit by the flooding.

the cuby poet said...

Mitchell is moving; It was so lovely to watch, Thanks for nice comment.

the cuby poet said...

Jenny: Luckily my village escaped with only one cottage flooded bad for them of course we just watched as the rain just kept on falling and then I wrote the poem. Thanks for your concern.

Chris Benjamin said...

gives such a great sense of place and season. like a haiku but longer.

The Owl Wood said...

My thoughts exactly, but written proper!

Thank you!

Roy Norris said...

This poem really defines our current situation Claire. Hope you will soon be able to write about cold, frosty, dry, sunny periods.{:)

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Good to hear you are safe and sound. It keeps raining here too as summer approaches, but not like your weather. It's nice that you can find pleasure in it.

the cuby poet said...

Chris Benjamin: I had too much to say and although I like writing a haiku but condensing so much into so few would have been too much of a challenge in the time I had. Thanks for your positive comments.

the cuby poet said...

Roy: Writing proper is such a nice thing to say, cheers mate!

the cuby poet said...

Lady M: The weather has been a bit grim but as Monty Python sang 'always look on the bright side ' says everything don't you think?

the cuby poet said...

The Owl Wood: We have all been thinking about rain and expressing it in so many different ways. Glad you thought my was 'proper'. Thanks.

holdingmoments said...

I hope better weather is on its way for you.

the cuby poet said...

holding moments: There is no more rain and the floods have reduced significantly.

KaHolly said...

Seems to have been a worldwide, rainy fall!! Well written.

the cuby poet said...

KaHolly: The whole months rain came down in 5 days hence the floods here. Pleased you liked it.

CherryPie said...

The water looks so pretty and I can see it easily from your words.

Hopefully it has stopped for now.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely, Cuby.

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes those flooded fields are always pretty (specially when the birds settle in too!), but probably quite destructive in most cases.

Chris Benjamin said...

A poet I know in Halifax is putting together a collection of strung-together haiku - so using haiku structure but layering one after another to create a long-form poem made out of haiku.

the cuby poet said...

Welshcakes: Thank you.

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: The fields will recover but there has been so much where floods have entered houses or caused land slides.

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: I am glad you enjoyed the view and rest assured it is receding now.

the cuby poet said...

Chris Benjamin: What an interesting idea. does this poet have a website or his name? I would like to track down some of his poems. Thanks.

ShySongbird said...

A lovely, very illustrative poem and one that summed up November for many of us I'm sure.

I have also enjoyed looking through some of the posts I missed and particularly liked 'Camelford Man'. I often look at people I pass in the street and wonder about their lives in the same way that I often wonder about the small snapshots I see when passing a lit window.

the cuby poet said...

Shy Songbird: So pleased by your positive comments I am always pleased to know that my readers enjoy my efforts it keeps me writing. C man is one I enjoyed putting together after only watching him for about 4ish mins.