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

Updated on January 2, 2016
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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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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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Loved the haiku and Rictamer, great write.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Genna East 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Hari, happy you enjoyed.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Caroline Marie 

      2 years ago

      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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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      beautiful.

      - Hari

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Tammy 

      2 years ago

      That was beautiful!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years 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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      drbj and sherry 

      2 years 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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      Carolyn Fields 

      2 years ago from South Dakota, USA

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      nice ruby, real nice. I love getting wet too

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shyron. I love your poetry. Thank you.

      Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      2 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

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

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years 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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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      2 years ago from Lincolnshire, 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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      John Hansen 

      2 years 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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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      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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      Maria Jordan 

      2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

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

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh Baby I wish I could write like this. wonderful

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