Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Parched, dry, oddly brutal to the senses

                                                                                              Attribution: Robin Taylor
Image: Dried-up River Bed (here)

3WW given words:
brutal  dense
clammy (unpleasantly damp and sticky of air or atmosphere)

Parched, dry, oddly brutal to the senses
Weather change was quick and abrupt
The Equinox phenomena just gone hence
But the aftermath was a cause to disrupt

Cutting a vicious path the el Nino heat-wave
Of hot days and dry warm nights as a fare
A double whammy of torment likely to face
No more clammy but just as odious to bear

Shackled indoors dense wet days a yearning
One month to endure of water conservation
A stunted fruiting process paltry in maturing
Wrath of climate change a telling trepidation

For Thomg's 3WW week # 472 and
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  climate 


  1. It does seem swift with no time to prepare--or at least I am never prepared. You capture the sense of entrapment both the very dry and the very wet can bring.

  2. You definitely captured that parched, dry feeling.

  3. I love "wrath of climate change a telling trepidation." Well said, Hank.

  4. A fantastic title yet again Hank - we could offer rain - we have lots of it..the world truly is out of sorts

  5. There is a dragging feeling in the world where many feel they aren't heard about the issues that plague us. You somehow communicated that so beautifully!

  6. Such an intense & emotive feel to the poem..!

  7. Not having enough water is sure one thing that is going to grow everywhere.

  8. wrath - I watched a tsunami documentary - and that surely is an apt word.

  9. Your words paint the picture of parched perfectly Hank!

  10. This brings to the forefront how much our state of being depends upon what is happening out of doors.