(OCTOBER XXX) No rime required

The name of the post is obviously a pun.  The reason why: rime ice is a weather phenomenon in some areas.  The weather has been something to write about, so I am going to try my hand at a poem or something that might look like a poem.  (Recalling a lesson from Mrs. Farber’s class ten years ago:

Just because it LOOKS

like a poem

does NOT

mean that

i

t

i

s.)

(I did not prepare this prior to blogging, and obviously did not plagiarize it.)

No Rime Required by Noah Weiss.

Vernal and autumnal air patterns

They keep the Midwest guessing

Comfy in shorts today?

You may be heavily bundled up tomorrow.

Drought is a checkmark-maybe

Monsoon is a checkmark-maybe

Endless clouds are a checkmark-maybe

Full sun is a checkmark-maybe

And snow cannot be ruled out

Lest we forget October of ninety-seven

Or Nebraska’s statehood day in oh-seven

Well, technically the latter is still winter…

And now a perfect storm threatens

Millions of people out East

The winds carry trouble, however

To Lake Michigan and Chicago, at least…

Even when the storms approach

During vernal and autumnal cycles

They can be quite beautiful

If you are at a distance

Albedo, luminescence, leaves in cyclones.

Puddles in which kids and pets frolic.

Tarping the field and rain delay antics.

All these and more, positivizing what might

Be viewed as a problem.

Nature is beautiful

Storms display anew

And if it floods?

Go get a canoe!

Today is the thirtieth day of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.

That makes four weeks and two days.

What?  Am I continuing the poem?

Hahaha.

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