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Changing Weather
by Carole Mathys

Sunday, February 12, 2006
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~ Changing Weather ~


The air was like cut crystal

the dawn sky so pale

it looked white

Drifting clouds boiled up

into dark thunderheads

a cold breeze moved

across the land

shaking the laurel overhead

with a rattling like dry bones

The rain began to fall

huge drops splattered

limbs overhead

as the firs and pines

let go their long-held breath

in a fragrant sigh

The patter of drops

was punctuated

by the muffled thud

of heaver drops striking

deep into the packed pine needles

Hail was coming with the rain

suddenly there were

tiny white particles of ice

bouncing crazily

on the packed ground

with stinging cold

The hail pocked the water

making it dance

melting on impact


into and becoming




Carole Mathys



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/13/2008
Hail does sting, but it goes back to moisture and fluid again. The water accepts it and travels to new lands and places and takes it along in its grasp and ever onward and forward always running here and there.
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/8/2006
I can hear the rain and smell the pine and feel the hail. Well done.

Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/16/2006
A Fantastic poem loaded with great imagery
Miss those spring showers
sometimes I wish I was back North to welcom
the beautiful in coming of spring.

Love & Peace
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/15/2006
Vivid capture, Carole; I can see it, feel it, smell it!
Stay warm and dry!
Peace and blessings,
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/14/2006
Exceptional good imagery work and as always wonderful cadence, Carole. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/14/2006
Br-r-r-r-r-r...!!!! You put me right there in the freezing rain and hail, Carole, with your explicit imagery and excellent words. I must go in now and sit my our woodstove and warm myself. LOL Well done, as always!! Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Aberjhani 2/13/2006
An exceptionally beautiful shower of magic, nature, and poetry. Lulls one into a gentle state of surprise and gratitude.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/13/2006
Felt as if we were there,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/13/2006
Great descriptive write. I felt like I was watching it happen.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/13/2006
Magnificent imagery in this wonderful poem, Carole.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/12/2006
Beautiful poetry Carole!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/12/2006
Wow! I agree with Jerry, Carole! You wove magic with this beauty! A captivating cohesion of raindrops in varied forms among the pines
in a beauitful weather dance! Kudo's!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/12/2006
I was there. You weaved your wordplay spell so magically, that I was there when the sleet began to fall, some of it went down my collar and THAT was cold, I'm here to tell ya.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/12/2006

You and I on the same page today...although winter storms are rare here. :) Beautifully imaged and written, I could feel the change in the atmosphere. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/12/2006

Very nice; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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