Saturday, 13 April 2013

Climates change #NaPoWriMoDayThirteen

Back through records
Statistics mis-understood
Climates change

Climates change
Daily, weekly, monthly
Yearly variance

Yearly variance
Patterns like spring clouds
Chasing, racing

Chasing, racing
Painting broad brushstrokes
Warmer, cooler

Warmer, cooler
Felt by lily and orchid
Beauty bends

Beauty bends
Unseasonal currents
Glacial shifts

Glacial shifts
Society, politics
Religion storms

Religion storms
Altering with social winds
Climates change


I've written this in response to A History of Weather by Billy Collins as was our challenge at real toads today.  I've also linked this for the prompt Lily at haiku heights.


Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the way you linked your haiku.

Grace said...

Our weather has been crazy lately ~ Like the weaving and cascading tercets ~

Lolamouse said...

I like how you used one of B.C.'s poems to inspire something of your own. The repetition makes it have a unique rhythm to it.

Thanks for joining in the Toads prompt today!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love you climates true!

Anonymous said...

I like this chain of haiku. I like when poets take on social issues in their writings. Good one.

Kay L. Davies said...

Climates change, and so do we.
I just had some fun reading your poem differently (holding it up to the light, as Billy Collins said) and found a whole new poem by reading the second line of each haiku: and I particularly liked "Patterns like spring clouds painting broad brushstrokes felt by lily and orchid"!
None of which is probably what you had in mind, but it's not my fault, it was Billy's idea.

Other Mary said...

Excellent. Your repetition underscores the "change." Great match of form and message.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I especially liked how you slid over from weather to the more potent subject of religion. More firestorms there than anything in a brushfire, and with so many people hurt by the crap taught by intolerant pastors!

My hub is a pastor, and we are old Lefties, so all are welcome, including transgender people. LOVED your hidden message, right up Billy's alley! Amy

Sara McNulty said...

Beautiful flow here. I am a huge fan of Billy Collins; he'd be proud.