#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019 — Summer Rain


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“Summer Rain” by Kara Ray

Summer Rain

squeezed cotton
sheds new ancient wealth
on all without favorites

walk —
summer rain
refreshes my skin
and fills the pond, drop by drop

rise to rain
surface umbrella
pitter-patters gentle song

drummed to mud
rises and travels
in rivulets to flower

are ready
gather liquid life
shares with each part of itself




Today’s offering is called a crown oddquain form poem, which are 5 oddquains (1-3-5-7-1) in a series.

Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Saturday Mix.  Sarah says:
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out an Oddquain. The topic is up to you!  You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is an Oddquain?Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…



16 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I loved it and I think it will be a keeper for me 🙂💕

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 5 verses, very nice.

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  3. hanspostcard says:

    Excellent…. but the past two summers too much of that summer rain!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      We’ve gotten enough rain here but when it hits the high 80s I want it to rain to cool things off. Oh, I FINALLY met the former owner of the house today. He came over to chat for a bit and lives just down the road. He said all this rain is bringing the Mississauga rattlers up out of the wet along the creeks. Great! He didn’t think it was a bear back in the brush but remembers one making a circuit through here in the 1990s.

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      1. hanspostcard says:

        Great- snakes and bears.. I don’t kind a nice gentle rain but the rains we’ve been getting the past couple summers here- are violent thunderstorms- gully washers I can do without that!

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Oh dang I just called you Jim 😦 The heat must be frying my brain today. Can’t keep names straight.


  5. msjadeli says:

    Now I see I didn’t. Nevermind.


    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah 🙂


  6. Carol Anne says:

    Awesome! Your a talented poet! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for all of your positive feedback, Carol.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol Anne says:

        You’re more than welcome, X ❤️

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