15 Nov: NovPAD An Aubade Poem

Rainy garden view through window

An Aubade Poem to Dawn

No good comes from waking
to the snap of rain
against the windowpane.

It’s a hard
crisp
petulant
pebble-dashed
clattering rain.

Nothing good ever comes
from a hollow egg.


These poems/prose are draft versions, written in participation of Miz Quickly’s prompts November poem-a-day challenge. Today’s prompt is write an Aubade poem. The aim: to produce a chapbook for submission. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Images are ©Misky, and created using AI-Midjourney.

21 responses to “15 Nov: NovPAD An Aubade Poem”

  1. Absolutely love the images evoked here. And this desert mermaid is wishing for that rain.

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    1. We had another 3” of rain today. It just rains and rains and rains.

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  2. Very cool. I like how tight and snappy this is!

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  3. I love the sound of rain … from inside, warm and dry.

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    1. I think the majority of people in the UK have given up on feeling any degree of warmth. I’m wearing (counting … 1.2.3.4) layers on clothes, and I’m not at all warm. Nobody can afford the price of electricity or (natural) gas right now because of the “war” in Ukraine coupled with inflation. We’re having soup for lunch so we can warm up our core. But there are people suffering much more than us, that’s for sure.

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      1. We here in the states are under the impression that places like London are generally foggy, damp and rainy.
        You paint a grim picture, Misky; sadly, it’s accurate.

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        1. That’s winter. The rest of the year is glorious.

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  4. Great poem Misky. It chucked it down here yesterday too.

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    1. And it’s still chucking it down.

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      1. Ah it’s just a shower!

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  5. Thank you for the alliteration always makes me day ❤️

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. oooh this is wonderful. I love the use of “no good ever comes”. It feels Whitmanesque. and that interesting introduction of the hollow egg at the end. And I love that AI image. fantastic.

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  7. I’ve had double yolk eggs… but never a hollow egg.
    Anything in excess can be hard to deal with.

    I like the ‘sounds’ you imparted.

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    1. You’ve never “blown” eggs to make an Easter egg tree?

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      1. Ah… I did that once in an art class to try the dying with wax decoreted egg… Not as easy as it looks.

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        1. My mother did it every year. Hung the hollow shells on twigs in a vase.

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          1. To each their art! 🙂

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