The happenstance of precipitation

We didn't get much for most of the summer
which for farmers and gardeners
was a bit of a bummer
And we attest to that fact with good claim
as nothing much grew
which was quite a shame
Yet now in September in buckets it's falling
almost as if it had heard
all our calling

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Soaked

Just before the thunderstorm
yellow in the sky
as heavy black clouds gathered
ominous on high
And then the heavens opened
and from it buckets came
as underneath the waterfall
we got soaked by rain

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Rainfall

When the rain came at last
it was long overdue
not that the sunshine
we'd ever eschew
But the ground was so parched
and the water was low
so the need was profound
for the reservoir flow

And the farmers and gardeners
were mighty relieved
as the long lack of rainfall
had left them all peeved
So we danced as the patter
of raindrops fell fast
and the temperature dropped 
for some respite at last

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Stiff upper lips

Sitting on a windy beach, the sky's a leaden grey
down here at the beach hut for a family day today
It's a pity that the sunshine didn't wear its hat again
But then this windy weather suggests coming of some rain
And that won't dampen spirits, we'll still have a lovely time
Cos it's all about the company in wind or rain or shine

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

There was lightning

Out to sea off Brighton
a flash lit up the night
there, just outside the Shelter Hall
fleetingly in sight
But pausing for a moment there
and waiting patiently
whilst rain fell there in splatters
I got a shot for me
We never heard the thunder
but there was lightning there for sure
coupled with the heavy rain
which fell as down it poured

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

And the sun shone

And for a while the heat was quite intense
as the sun shone down from the sky
there was barely a breeze
to be felt on our knees
though the cloud to the east wasn't shy

As after a while it covered the blue
and brought welcome patters of rain
cooled us all down
as it wetted the ground
before the sun shone once again

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Dodoitsu for Saturday rain

Concluding ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse (7 of 7)

Not that it ever left us
always there behind the grey
biding time for its return
drying up the rain

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[Dodoitsu is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 7 – 7 – 7 – 5]

Sedoka for Friday rain

6 of 7 in ‘The syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

The promise came true
briefly today as sunshine
warming like a new blanket
returned like a smile
and a word from its pure heart
to lift our spirits again

©Jemverse

[Sedoka is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 5 – 7 – 7- 5 – 7 – 7]

Tanka for Thursday rain

5 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

And a raindrop fell
to add concentric circles
spreading into life
building its reserve today
for when the sunshine returns

©Jemverse

[Tanka is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7]

Bussokuseki for Wednesday rain

4 of 7 in ‘The Syllabic series 22’ from Jemverse

Midweek and the rain
full of the early summer
remains with us still
Yet no daunting with it here
no sad disappointment
How could there be with this life?

©Jemverse

[Bussokuseki is a non-rhyming Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7 – 7]

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