Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Floods ('L'Inondation') by Charles Guilloux of 1893. Van Gogh Museum (fair usage)


I can’t be the only one thinking morning comes too soon, and if we can put men on the moon, why can’t we change the feel of rain. It rained all night, and now there’s a magpie legging about in the gutter by the bedroom window. Magpies haven’t a clue how to sing. They thunder about like deaf prophets. And I apparently crave the impossible, to sleep half the day away – like I used to do when I was 15. You know, for old time’s sake – because that storm last night was full-on, the oak trees creaking, and I cringed with every rattling gust. I half expected the earth to be bald this morning. I wouldn’t mind rain, if it wasn’t so wet.

A flood of darkness
The moon’s hiding in slow rain
And poetry books

Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday “a rainy day”. Image: Floods (‘L’Inondation’) by Charles Guilloux of 1893. Van Gogh Museum (fair usage) ©Misky 2022 Shared with #socs #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

10 responses to “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”

  1. I sleep much less as I get older. Our teenaged sons could have slept for the All England sleeping team. Your line about magpies thundering about like deaf prophets is laugh out loud funny! 😂

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    1. My eldest son can still sleep the day away if allowed, although Ethan usually jumps on him demanding waffles for breakfast. 😂

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      1. 🤣 I like Ethan’s style!

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        1. Ethan’s not allowed to use the cooker or the microwave unsupervised; he’s easily distracted, and things catch fire. 🥰🔥🧯

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          1. 🤣 Mrs H has given me very similar kitchen rules1


  2. Some great lines in here!!! I love the line about the bald earth and the idea of changing the feel of rain because it’s too wet. And the haiku is stand-out beautiful.

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    1. Thank you !! 🥰

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  3. I always think it’s rude to view a post and then comment “I loved the image”.

    In truth, I loved both that and the text.

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    1. 😆 Then I’m two for two today. 👍🏻

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