A Change in the Weather #Haibun #Senrya


So blue and cranky
Some cold in the summer heat
Miss your joyous face

A gloomy forecast
Skies a melancholy grey
Hope for upbeat news

There is a change in the weather of my soul.  A high pressure is replaced by a low.  The outlook is a bit pessimistic, but with your sun away, what can I say, I’m feeling down.  Can I hope for a new front that’s a bit more upbeat?  Will your merry eyes and joyous smile once more show up on my RADAR?  I hope to dance in the rain in delight, when that rainbow that’s you is back in sight.


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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Happy” and “Morose”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.  i was super busy and missed last week.

More love poems to nobody ;)  I think the two top ones can be called Senryu, but I don’t know if there is really irony present.  Adding that paragraph does get them closer to a Haibun though.  I hope ;)



31 thoughts on “A Change in the Weather #Haibun #Senrya

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap “Happy & Morose,” No. 95, #SynonymsOnly | Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Vashti! I think everyone is affected by the weather this summer! Both of the photos are from my cottage on Cape Cod – it is a beautiful place! I’m doing very well now, but thinking of weather, I will feel better in the fall, when it is cool and not as humid ;)

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  2. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap “Happy & Morose,” No. 95, #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, sunset over Swan Pond in Dennis Port. I think I take a picture from this vantage every day I’m down there. i need to do a series, like Monet ;)



        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Sometimes it seems our moods can control the weather, but… I’m sure you are right that it does go back to a time when we had to be much more in tune with the world around us, such as when we were still hunter gatherers.

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