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by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
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Jozzonet* form of poetry...appeasing the rain gods, hoping they will send us this elusive element!



Weather the Storms


Darkening as they linger on
Billowing clouds appear high above
Forming an overhead shower for the land
I watch in fascinated expectation as
Forming an overhead shower for the land
Billowing clouds appear high above
Darkening as they linger on



Heavenís Relief


Such need for relief of drought
Gulf Coast winds bring moisture to the parched lands
With a rumble and a roar they approach
Filling lakes, revitalizing crops, soothing souls
Heavenís Relief is a welcomed reprieve
Filling lakes, revitalizing crops, soothing souls
With a rumble and a roar they approach
Gulf Coast winds bring moisture to the parched lands
Such need for relief of drought




*The Jozzonet is a Dutch form of poetry that contains an odd number of lines (as many as you want) with no rhyme, no word or syllable count.
The middle line of the poem functions as a "mirror" for lines above and below.


(Authors note: The second poem is "wishful thinking", as we are still in much need of rain - drought times).


© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, October 2006


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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
incredible write..I'm parched..
well done..

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Great write, Micke; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by jude forese
enjoyed both poems, Mickie ... hope the drought ends sooon ...
Reviewed by J M
It is rain you need then ask more this is wonderful....Like notation too.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I concur with these sentiments, Micke. Finally, there's a bit of rain here but it's already stopped. Thank you for sharing the refreshed atmosphere created by your verses. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Peter Paton

A nice Double Dutch act in literary form..

I'll resist the normal temptation to say... Do the Rain Dance..and say instead in unequivocal terms...Pray...;-)

Reviewed by E T Waldron
What a unique style Micke! Leave it to you my friend to find them;-)
Really enjoyed the read...hope the second one comes true soon! Drought is one of the worst things to suffer through!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Hope it rains for you s0on...
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
Neatly done in both poems. Give us some more. Victor
Reviewed by Rusty Daily
Neato, keeno, never had seen that before
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Yes we've needed the same, and boy are we getting it after 3 years of drought...
Poignant and valid poem..
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