I can't find the sunshine for the rain. Haiku and Rictameter poetry

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Delightful rainbow

I can't find the sunshine for the rain

Buckets of water, fields flooded. Ditches full and running over

I'm wondering " Will it ever drain?

Haiku


Daily showers cease

Sunshine slowly appearing

Delightful rainbow

Rictameter


Downpour

Every day and night

Rivers swollen rushing

Roadway closed impassable sign

Flooding houses and businesses alike

Emergency vehicles seen

Residents rescued safe

Red Cross nearby

Downpour

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Ericdierker 11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Oh Baby I wish I could write like this. wonderful


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marcoujor 11 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

Flowing and free, dear Ruby... your poetry and music always fit like a glove.


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Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago

Ruby, Ruby my gem of a friend.

I hope your writing poetry never ends

You write of sunshine and rain that blends

Rain that washes away our sins to let the sunshine in.

I love this my dear friend.

Blessings and hugs


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

Ruby, rain is always a great subject for poetry and you have done a great job with these. Well done.


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tobusiness 11 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Ruby, Happy New Year! You can share my umbrella anytime. Don't wait for the storm to pass, just put on your dancing shoes. I think the UK must be floating across the Atlantic right now, the deluge continues.

I loved the poems; you did an excellent job.

Here is my contribution:

The rain

From heaven poured

Drenching the earth with woe

I dreamt of a Christmas covered with snow

Instead, it pitter-pattered more

I've learnt to love

The rain.

Lots of hugs from a very wet Bedfordshire. :)


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billybuc 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful words about a nasty situation. We had our flooding and 28 straight days of rain...and when it leaves us it heads in your direction....stay safe, dry and keep on writing.


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tobusiness 11 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Ruby, I'm a couple of lines short so back to the drawing board for me.:)


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eric. What do you mean? You are an excellent writer! Thank you Preacher Man.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. Your kind comments instills a desire to excel in my writing. Thank you sweet woman. Love you, Hugs.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. I love your poetry. Thank you.

Hugs..


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clivewilliams 11 months ago from Nibiru

nice ruby, real nice. I love getting wet too


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello John. Thank you. I love doing syllable poetry.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jo. So good to see you. I've missed you. You almost did a Rictameter, just two more lines, one with four syllables and the last two. Thank you for adding your talent...Wet there too? Yuck...Lots of hugs.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. Oh no, more coming? Enough is enough. The highways are full of deer trying to escape the water. Thank you for reading on a Sunday. I know that is your day away from the computer.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hey Jo, come back and finish it. I like yours very much. Cheers..


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive. I haven't been dry in months. Slush-Slush. lol. Thank you..


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mckbirdbks 11 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby - I always seem to be running late. Your poetry is wonderful. It was like you were a long time member of Speakeasy Night. Happy New Years and keep your wonderful writing and poetry coming.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. Oh I do wish you'd write something akin to Speakeasy Night and we all could respond by writing our own poetry. I miss the days when we all gathered at the café. Thank you for thinking my poetry is good. Happy New Year my Dear friend.


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Carolyn M Fields 11 months ago from the USA

I had not previously heard of rictameter, although I am familiar with haiku. Thank you for expanding my horizons.


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drbj 11 months ago from south Florida

Thanks for the lovely, creative poetry, Ruby. Hope you were not affected by the recent flooding in much of the U.S. May your New Year be healthy, happy and extraordinary. And it will be - I have spoken!


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bravewarrior 11 months ago from Central Florida

Ruby, this is so befitting of what's going on in Missouri right now. Your poetry is beautiful and speaks of what the residents must be thinking.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Carolyn. Rictameter poetry is done in syllables just like haiku but you must have nine lines, the first and last line the same word. Happy you came to read. Thank You.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj. I was not affected but the people living in the lowlands were. I am close to the Wabash river and of course Evansville is right by the Ohio river, which is only 50 miles away. Thanks for the good wishes. When you speak, I listen. Smiling..


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shauna. That's all we see on the evening news, some places here and in Missouri. I feel so sorry for them, beautiful homes under water. Thanks for coming by..


Tammy 11 months ago

That was beautiful!


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Frank Atanacio 11 months ago from Shelton

perfect.. yep perfect and what a great start to 2016 always exploring :)


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shprd74 11 months ago from Bangalore

beautiful.

- Hari


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carolinemd21 11 months ago from Close to Heaven

This is beautiful writing Ruby. I have missed you. I will stop by here and again. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. :)


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Tammy. I didn't know if you would like this genre, I'm glad you did. Thank you my neighbor friend..


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Frank, so glad you enjoyed this type of poetry. Happy 2016..


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Hari, happy you enjoyed.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Caroline. Good to see you back writing on HP. Thank you for the beautiful comment.


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Genna East 11 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hi Ruby...

I can't believe that I almost missed this one. You are sooo good at this; the words are perfect and fit so well with the music. :-)


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna: I find when my muse goes on vacation this type of poetry fills the need to write. Thank you for coming to read and glad you enjoyed.


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Vellur 11 months ago from Dubai

Loved the haiku and Rictamer, great write.


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vellur. So happy you enjoyed this type of poetry. Thank you..


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Jo_Goldsmith11 10 months ago

I really am just blown away with the creative scene that you so wonderfully pulled together. Amazing! I really enjoyed this so much.

Thank goodness we didn't have the river crest in my area. But my heart does go out to those who were chest deep in the water.

You are one of a creative and beautiful minds, I always enjoy reading!

Blessings always..hugs too :-) ((((((((((( Ruby )))))))))))

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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jo. Your comment is heartfelt. Thank you. We still have water around in the low areas, now we're looking for snow. Yuck...

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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