Weather Report…Respite

Weather Report…Respite


Global warming has caused huge fluctuations in weather patterns and seasons are not as they used to be. Apart from extremes, the weather is now unreliable and random in its unfolding. Phillis used to call my nature poems ‘weather reports’ and to this end, I continue. Hope you enjoy this report of today’s feelings and display…

A pensive sun stares through wispy clouds,
grey painted streaks across the morning blue,
and heat today subsides from yesterdays
fierce burn and gloom.

Respite so welcomed the weight now lifted,
as summer stretches its bold intent
in balanced hope of comfort’s ease
alternate paths to strive and vent.

So still this foreboding day aspires,
not burn but unknown the mood it evokes,
so ominous its timeless thoughts,
not yet sown the day laid out in scope.

Even leaves and shoots have ceased their growth,
as if mid-breath of anticipation,
while a patchwork sky above pervades
each thought and machination.

Rain so distant on the radar,
is but an idea lost deep in transgression’s armour,
this dryness the pledge of an unkind season’s will,
cannot restore the ardour.

Instead, we are captive to change’s eccentric wile,
days like spinning coins determine fate,
and summer will in burning days and airless nights,
give credence to what we as humans sate.

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6 thoughts on “Weather Report…Respite

  • December 8, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    Ah! I have missed your weather reports, Tony. Sounds like your weather has been as random and unpredictable as ours has been. Our garden had blooming flowers right up to December then overnight the snows came and the cold kept us inside. Nicely penned verse, Tony. As always, I enjoyed reading your weather report. 🙂 Take care.

  • December 8, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Thanks, Phyllis, yes these days the weather could be anything: no holds barred.
    Pleased you enjoyed it. Take care.

  • December 12, 2019 at 1:57 AM

    Nowhere is climate change more evident than here in the Sunburnt Country, Tony. I have never experienced such a long period of drought as what we are currently going through. The bushfire season is becoming more severe every year. Wonderful poetry as always.

  • December 12, 2019 at 4:50 AM

    It’s scary how fast everything is escalating. God knows what’s to come. Glad you enjoyed the poem, John. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, my friend and keep safe.

  • December 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Love the third stanza. Excellent! Well-crafted Tony. I agree with you that only God knows. Jamie

  • December 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Glad you appreciated it, Jamie, such drastic change is escalating more than anyone expected. Take care.


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