SKY IN CONTRAST

The sun shines in the early morning sky,
to dry the pouring rains that had fallen.
Lake-effect rain is in the air again.
Over the lake the sky is charcoal gray,
the clouds are miserable and sullen
and fill me with a comparable disdain.
A counter-point that paints a violent scene,
both bright and dark combatants throw all-in.
The winds antagonize, they have free rein
to prod the skies once placid and serene.
Hard rain.

© Walter J. Wojtanik

Poetic Asides Curtal Sonnet Challenge

Offered at dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link #199

 

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19 thoughts on “SKY IN CONTRAST

  1. I like this description of summer/storm weather. I have to say, it’s hammering down here and has been all day, so it’s nice to know there are glimmers of sunshine elsewhere.

  2. A lake storm… as violent as a Chicago holiday! (Just kidding!) This was a great description of what I have seen come off Lake Michigan when I’ve been in the city. Well done!

  3. Oh we’ve had some of that hard rain for the past couple of days!
    I love the lines:
    ‘Lake-effect rain is in the air again.
    Over the lake the sky is charcoal gray,
    the clouds are miserable and sullen’.

  4. Those lake effect storms are something else–ours, thanks to beautiful Lake Tahoe, hit us a lower elevations too and really do have an effect on ones well-being. I liked the warring metaphor.

  5. Agree with Petru.. I found the sounds and rhythms of this poem apt for the subject matter. The sounds of the words filled with rough water both in the lake and in the sky. I don’t live by a lake but it just began to rain and thunder outside as I am reading this. Perhaps an omen? Thank you. Fine poem.

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