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Stormy Weather

December 15, 2015

stormy weather
I noticed that in my poems the weather usually sneaks onto the page in one way or another – hot, cold, stormy, snowy, sticky or dry, it can take up a line or two, sometimes the whole poem. Maybe it’s a stage setter, a way of grounding into a moment, putting a pushpin into this experience, right now, right here. With the background mood set, then I can fill in with other set pieces: the props, the players (real or imagined), the score, the theme and the script.

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