Stormy Night Shadows

For We Write Poems poetry prompt: We Wordle #2
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We Wordle #2

Stormy Night Shadows

Their whispers hung just beneath cap
of black umbrella as she told him how fresh
bread always put her in a strawberry mood.

Running home just in front of the thunder,
the boy had smirked while trying to catch
fading sunlight with his father’s fishnet.

Storms sometimes found him thinking of sugar
coated pecans, even while hissing rain
darkened the floor of his concrete patio.

Strident sirens rattled loose windows,
stirring the old woman to mumbling
from behind her stringy hair.

Suddenly, dawn floated just above distant
mountain, scrubbing night’s stormy shadows
from what was to be a glorious morning.

Elizabeth Crawford  1/13/14

Notes: Misky chose three words from each of the poems posted for last week’s Weather Report. These are the names of the poets as they appeared on the list and in this post, where I used all of them:

Annell, Viv, Elizabeth, Nicole, Robyn, Marilyn, Denise, Jules, Pamela, and Irene

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13 Responses to Stormy Night Shadows

  1. Misky says:

    (clapping!) Oh yes! And sugar coated pecans. Excellent. I love that strawberry moods crop up on everyone’s tongue. Thank you for joining in, Elizabeth, and thanks for the fun weather prompt.

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  2. I like the image of dawn scrubbing away the night shadows.

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  3. What a cool vignette you painted with these words, Elizabeth. I could see it all so clearly, especially the storm-scrubbed morning!

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  4. Wow…you brought these words in so easily it seems!! I used them all as well and I find it neat that we had a similar idea for fishnet! 🙂 Love that, “strawberry jam mood,” that’s a delicious idea!

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  5. Irene says:

    Delighted with this, Elizabeth. Puts me in a strawberry mood despite the stormy weather.

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  6. Irene says:

    Love the pecans, forgot to say.

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  7. kaykuala says:

    Very smooth flow considering so many words to play with. Wonderful write Elizabeth!

    Hank

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  8. annell4 says:

    I am so impressed, as I was not able to use all the words, and the wonderful words you included, I love the strawberry mood….wish I had thought of it.

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  9. julespaige says:

    ‘Strident sirens rattled loose windows,
    stirring the old woman to mumbling
    from behind her stringy hair.’

    So much to fill the senses with…but I liked this one because it reminded those old folks who seem to have less of a choice in anything regarding strawberry moods or sugar coated pecans when they fear the weather as they age and have less freedoms than those who can share umbrellas and fishnets, and are always longing for better weather.

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  10. This is probably the third summer poem I’ve read from these words – must be the bread, the hissing rain, and the strawberry jam! I like the picture you painted with these words.

    -Nicole

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  11. loved the poem… it seems to flow so effortlessly. Specially loved these lines “Suddenly, dawn floated just above distant
    mountain, scrubbing night’s stormy shadows
    from what was to be a glorious morning”
    beautiful!

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  12. Kenia Cris says:

    You got me thinking about what puts me in strawberry mood.

    This is adorable. ❤

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  13. Sabra Bowers says:

    My favorite image is the boy trying to catch sunlight with his father’s fishnet. I can see a child doing just that in play.

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