Thursday, May 19, 2011

55 - Is Spring Here?



Fog embraced the tree-covered hills 
and crept to the flat of land. 
Relentlessly choking color 
with its monotonous gray. 
Stealing depth 
and obscuring images 
from even the best of sight, 
its cold dampness chilled the core 
yet left life-giving moisture for shrouded 
no longer greenery. 
With winter like presence, 
Spring was suffering an identity crisis. 
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This was the 55 I scheduled to post for last week.
Written on a day that was not very spring-like.
Apparently the Gods are Monkey Man readers
and chose to make me eat my words because since
last Friday, we have had wonderful Spring weather
in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Glad they have a sense of humor.
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32 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

I'm getting a little fed up with Spring's identity crisis this year!

hedgewitch said...

Your fog fits right in with my trip down Van Ness. And a great last line in your mentally disturbed but moody and descriptive 55.

Autumnforest said...

Oh, I wish I were there!!!

Mama Zen said...

And, I'm glad you're getting some spring weather!

Well done, Monkey Man!

Brian Miller said...

been getting hit with april showers here in May...but today was sunny...i rather like fog...

G-Man said...

Ha!
My 55 was about an identity crisis as well!
Nice pic KP..
Well written 55,
Thanks for playing, and have a Dry and Kick Ass Week-End

C.M. Jackson said...

yes the gods do have a sense of humor 'cause I experienced just that weather in Chicago last week and in NJ this week--so you are right on, relevant and most importantly well written Monkey Man...beautiful!

moondustwriter said...

SF's summer has an identity crisis every year. Ugg

Happy Spring

Me said...

We had a very foggy morning today, but you know something? I kind of like the fog - although you don't make it sound very appealing here. :)

We've had rain, rain, and - oh yeah - MORE rain this past week or so. Hoping things dry out soon. Despite my affinity for a quiet foggy morning, I do so love a warm and sunny afternoon!

Cloudia said...

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Unknown Mami said...

Haven't you heard? Winter is the new Spring.

Alice Audrey said...

I'm used to Spring being a short battle between Winter and Summer. This year it's been an agonizingly drawn out middling thing. I hardly know what to make of it.

Steve E said...

NICE, Monkey Man...even if not 'timely'
....

MomsJournal said...

hahaha I love it. It was a nice day here in the PNW today. I'm in the Seattle area. :)

ladynimue said...

Ah ! such life in these words .. i could see the fog settling there in my mind's images !

Mona said...

O dear, This is so familiar. Its like when our rainy season suffers ( during drought) from summer heat!

MorningAJ said...

Spring's identity crisis - love it!

I'm up here.

Claudia said...

oh - our spring last year for sure was suffering an identity crisis - it was just as you describe here monkey man...good 55 - glad the sun is shining now..sitting in the garden with my laptop

Linda said...

You captured the essence of a gray foggy day. Love the structure, too.

Tammy said...

Nokidding...identity crisis is right! Loved your 55!

Adsila said...

It's funny but for the first time in a long while we actually had a spring here in Phoenix. It usually goes from winter to summer with only a week or so of spring.

RNSANE said...

Boy, that's the way it feels here near the Pacific in Daly City. I've got on my sweats and have that energy burning space heater on!!!

My 55 is here:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-flash-55-rose-of-love-may-20.html#links

Have a terrific weekend!

joanny said...

MM

The foggy presence here is ethereal and mystifying -- well done a perfect capture of the PNW. love it.

joanny

Shanae Branham said...

Great poem! You have fog nailed! I love the line about giving Spring an identity crisis.
Cheers,
Shanae
My Blog

Christine said...

Love that last line. Well done.

Dr. Heckle said...

Sure Monkey, like we all don't know where that "haze" is really coming from...

Kelley said...

This was great! It's serious, moving & poetic and then so very funny at the end. I'm sure people tell you this all the time, but...you should put these in a book! I think they are so witty and fun to read. I'd buy your book!

Cad said...

Gods or humans, a sense of humour is a must!

Leo said...

Beautifully poetic, and the humor profound :) I'm liking it, MM!

PattiKen said...

You created such beautiful images here, MM. I love it.

Jingle said...

beautiful 55, well done.
bless your weekend.

Jingle

Pheromone Girl said...

You know I love the fog AND the sun, so I guess I'm perfectly suited to live where the atypical is typical...