Lillian here, hosting from our beloved Ptown — Provincetown, at the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We’re here for our annual two week sojourn.
Sitting by the calm Atlantic Ocean, in bright sunshine, it’s hard to realize this same ocean has been roiling in the southeastern part of the US. Seems to me that many of us have been inundated by rain lately. India’s monsoons. Hurricanes that ripped apart Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands, Haiti, and Cuba. And we’ve all, at the very least, witnessed these devastating hurricanes, floods and tornadoes from afar, through the news and social media. We’re all ready to rein in Mother Nature….say whoa there…slow down!! Bring her to a stand still and let the sun shine, the winds calm to a gentle breeze and the ocean stop raging. Our hearts ache for those devastated by these recent weather-related disasters.
So the word(s) for today’s poetics: rain, rein, or reign. You must use one, two, or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your pen today, all three of these words within the body of your poem. AND the additional caveat (added direction) is that your post must have a positive bent to it. Don’t rain on my parade here….let’s all be upbeat…or at the very least, end on a positive note!
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Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello guys… I came just as the bar opened… fun to play with homophones….
Welcome Bjorn! My computer is giving me fits out here….I need a drink! Shall pour myself a libation and let myself calm to the sounds of the sea 🙂
Greetings from Provincetown….at the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It’s a gorgeous day and I’m listening to the waves lap onto the shore as I open the pub. Was having a bit of internet issues — hopefully all will go well for my hosting.
Let the good times reign in our parade of posts today!
Ready to serve you at your pleasure…
Good evening, Lill! I’m afraid I’ve stuck with a Quadrille as I wanted to keep it short and sweet after being out all day. I drove an 80 mile round trip to visit a good friend, who treated me to a delicious home-made lunch before we visited a workhouse museum close to her home, where I did a bit of research. She then loaded me up with fresh produce from her vegetable garden, which I’m looking forward to cooking later this week – chard, beans (including a purple variety) and beetroot. Tomorrow will be another busy day. I’m beginning to wonder about retirement – everyone I know who is retired is busier than ever!
Smiling I am….that’s why I call it rejuvenatement! 🙂 The veggies sound delicious! Shall mosey over to give a read in a bit.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I kept mine very short too…
Short is always good 🙂
Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Lillian! I added one which I see as poem for children and kept it positive.
Good to see you, Frank. Read yours and smiled….cloud carousels…divine! 🙂
Lovely prompt, Lillian! On this our post tropical day, I’ll have a cool sangria, please!
Coming right up….complete with a tiny yellow with pink rosebud parasol capping off the frosted glass! 🙂
paul scribbles said:
Long day dealing with website crash and tech talk…enough screen time for one day..posted up a poem..back tomorrow to read and comment.
Always glad to see you, Paul. Hope you have a restful evening!
Hi Lill. It is rainy today and after a long walk in the rain, I am ready for a mug of cocoa. Hope everyone is okay and doing well. thank you for hosting Lillian!
I always enjoy hosting. I’m afraid I wrote a rather long respone to your wonderful post!!! 🙂 Smiling I am, still! 🙂
It is a fun wonderful post. It reminds me of the day my cousin and I introduced ourselves to Ann Miller after a performance of Mame in NYC. She was quite a hoofer!
Once a tapper, always a tapper! 🙂
Vivian Zems said:
Oops- so late. But i’ve managed to put something together. It’s actually raining her in North London as I write.
Not to worry — pub is still open with plenty of libations to offer. Will mosey over to see your post. It is high tide in Provincetown (at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts) now. Glorious sound of waves rushing in….beautiful evening. We are blessed to come here for two weeks each September. Hoping you are having either a “gentle” rain or what we call a “soaker” rain there. 🙂
Vivian Zems said:
Hi Lillian- sounds lovely where you are. Thanks- i thought the bar had ‘closed’ 🙂
Open for quite a bit more…and then again tomorrow! 🙂 Open for posting longer — just may not get responses as quickly. Glad you’ve joined us!
Vivian Zems said:
I’m so glad I did 🙂
Loved this prompt, Lil. Thank you! Happy poeming, all.
So glad you enjoyed. Always nice to see you posts 😉
Hooray for PTown!! Great prompt too 🙂 Happy oceaning. I have to go work out but I might ponder this prompt while I drop with sweat, kind of like rain, yes? Haha.
Glad to see you tonight. Do stop back by and leave a post…would love to have you participate in the prompt!
Night is getting late so it’s time for me to retire. However, I’ll leave the door to the pub ajar, with some sangria and soft drinks on the bar. Help yourselves, leave a comment or two here and share your post. I’ll sign back in first thing tomorrow morning and look forward to reading more posts….let the good times reign! 🙂
Hi everyone and thanks Lillian for this prompt – something summery posted just now. Hope you like it.
Good morning, Peter! Will mosey over to read now….always enjoy summery posts 🙂
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Enjoy your vacation, Lillian. You sent me to a happy place. 🙂 Now back to work. I’ll will take a poetry break to read some upbeat poems later!
Nice to see you this morning! You’ll find some very upbeat posts when you rturn to read. Compliments to a beautiful morning here on the Cape.
Oh good. I’ll be reading and writing about horrible stuff all day–I will look forward to reading upbeat poems later. A morning on the Cape sounds wonderful. . .
Good morning dVerse! Doors on the pub are flung wide open on this beautiful Cape Cod morning. Another perfect scene with waves lapping and gulls flying in the beautiful sky. Will be in and out today, checking for new posts and chatting at will. Enjoy your day all!
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Colin Lee said:
Good evening from GMT+8, Lillian and friends. I felt adventurous and went for a couple of extra miles. I can’t say I’ve nailed it this time, but I have tried … and it’s fun. 🙂
So glad you dropped by the pub, Colin. Will mosey over to read your post now. Happy Wednesday to you!
Colin Lee said:
Glad our paths are crossed today albeit the time difference. Gotta hit the hay soon.
Jane Swanson said:
Had trouble posting today. Sorry for the two Janes.
Glad you’re here! 🙂
Kathy Reed said:
I always post late and miss the conversation. My schedule is our of whack. But I intend to follow through with reading tonight 🙂
No problem, Kathy….sometimes we’re all a little out of whack! 🙂 Glad to see you here and will do some more reading now myself. Happy Thursday!
Hi Kathy: As you requested, I went in and deleted your post. However, there were two posts linked, and I’m wondering if I deleted the wrong one? Or did you want both deleted? Let me know….if I inadvertently deleted the “real” post….would you post again? Mr Linky is still open for this one. Just let me know what you prefer to do.
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