Tag Archives: weather

how ’bout that wind….and a haiku

Soooo, I dunno about where you guys are but man it has been windy here.

Drove to Maryland yesterday and they had “Strong Wind Advisories” posted on the interstate…which I fully understood the First time the wind tried to blow my little car right off the road.  I usually like a road trip but what a tense drive, I found myself gripping the steering wheel cause every time I relaxed a bit the wind would whip in and try to pull me into another lane! On one road in West Virginia we literally had to stop the car and get out and pull  a dead tree out of the road before we could continue!  Then when we got home I saw it had been just as windy here… trash cans knocked over, doormat gone…

a ferocious wind

blustered and bloviated-

his discontent known

~Melanie Thomason



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I love you, rain

I really do-

but I think we should take a break

its not you… it’s me, really

I just think I should see other weather.


~Melanie Thomason



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Do you see the birds? (a series of haiku)


Picture taken right outside my writing room. Do you see the birds?

Picture taken right outside my writing room.
Do you see the birds?

green leaves in shadow

birds perched on slender branches

outside my window

blue birds do fly bys

chirping gossip out of tune

they sing no response

flitting in the breeze

that warns of the coming rain

they seek no shelter

content to just be

little green leafy birds stay

to inspire me

~Melanie Blackwell


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Just some quick shots of the sky taken on my phone today.  I was thinking they might bring a smile to Belinda’s face. 🙂






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Land of the Word


This has been a long time coming,

this deluge, this sea of words—

I was silent for so long, you see,

silent and absent and not feeling

overmuch of anything

til you

this storm has been brewing for years

while I was alone and unloved

and now all has changed

now I am alive and vibrant

and I am home again in this brain cave

I have come home again to the Land of the Word

and it is you who led me here

~Melanie Blackwell

Let the Rain fall Free from Hd Wallpapers Design Let the Rain fall Free
from Hd Wallpapers Design

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upward of ninety

i remind myself

ladies don’t sweat

as i sit

and perspire


~Melanie Blackwell


Filed under 25 Words or Less, Poetry

A year and a poem (or 3)

One year ago, today, I started my WordPress journey.  It was my first ever attempt at blogging AND my first time sharing my words with more than one or two close friends. I wasn’t sure if anyone would even find me amoung the thousand of blogs out there… much less find my offerings of value.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right avenue for me or if I would even continue more than a week or two. Now, here we are.

The support I’ve found here is amazing.  Beyond the “follows” and the “likes” I have experienced some heartfelt, thoughtful comments, critique and encouragement.  I have even made some connections that now extend outside of this blogging world; making friends I hope will be part of life for years to come. All of this is to say Thank You to all of you.  Because of you I have not abandoned this journey and I am truly living in the land of the word that I so love for the first time in ages. In fact, I’m currently working on a book of poetry and a novel…something I have never had the courage to actually pursue before.  It was always only a dream, until now, until you.

This WP community is full of talented people and I am happy to be one of them.  🙂

And because this is always all about the words, the art, the poetry…I leave you with a poem or 3.


I hear the rain

as it advances

you rush inside 

I’ll take my chances

I’m not afraid

of getting wet

the pouring rain

helps me forget




away the shame

accumulated through years of pain


It’s raining here, the skies are grey

but I do not feel that way

I am not sad, I don’t feel blue

I close my eyes and think of you

with face upturned and arms outstretched

your love for me doesn’t seem farfetched

it’s raining here, I dance and sing

for in the rain, my heart takes wing

~Melanie Blackwell




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Photo by Ray Laskowitz of STORYTELLER who was kind enough to let me reblog.

Photo by Ray Laskowitz of STORYTELLER who was kind enough to let me reblog.


somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn

but then again

any turn I took would’ve been wrong

thoughts of you prove corrosive

eating away, eroding cerebral tissue

acid leaks from my eyes

burning, blurring vision

but then again

the rain doesn’t help either

so much love given

so much


that my heart has grown anemic

it doesn’t have to be the end of the world

but then again

is it?

~Melanie Blackwell






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