Today, the challenge is to write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon. You may remember one from growing up, bu if you’re having trouble getting started, perhaps one of these regional U.S. phrases used to describe warm weather will inspire you. Or you might enjoy these French terms for cold weather, or even these expressions from the British Isles that are mostly for the very British phenomenon of rain
I’ve used the phrase “Here comes Old Phoebe” which is used to imply that the sun is coming out.
Dear old Phoebe Here comes old Phoebe Glowing like a monarch Has he come to take the reigns of his kingdom? Or does he want to enforce supremacy in the sky? Spreading vivid hues Across the horizon Tantalizing the waves with its dazzling reflection Is he here to impugn the magnificence of the ocean? Instilling life in millions of creatures His vitality and vigor Making horses sweat and squirrels swim in ocean Does Mr. Phoebe ever sway or shy? ©Vandana Bhasin 10.04.2019