Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Storms approach from the west
promising colder days to come.
Today, I head south to demand
payment for work two months past,
a light rain starting to fall.


firebird said...

I hope for you that all the conditions in this poem are temporary--
Wish you success in your quest...
and better weather!

trinitystar said...

there is light in the south.
hugs for you

Kai C. said...


polona said...

i hope there's sunshine waiting for you there!

floots said...

nicely put
hope the business forecast is brighter than the weather

MB said...

Hope it's a good trip.

Nea said...

colder days indeed, it sure puts a damper on a good mood when someone owes you money and won't pay. grrrrrr

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nothing like having people pay you - good luck, if that's really going on.
The cold is here! We went from the 60's to the 20's in one day. :(

Russell Ragsdale said...

Evocative Pat! It really sets a mood.

gautami tripathy said...

Hope the clouds recede soon. They receded here. It was raining like mad here.

dsnake1 said...

very effective mood.

you must be the storm cloud heading south. :)

Joyce said...

That's winter for you.

mikaelah said...

Happy Valentines Day Pat! ... and happy trails south as you collect your due.

tongue in cheek said...

Good Luck and here is to finding the pot of gold under the rainbow!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

o.k., it's been enough -- did you get the money?

boulies said...

Pat, Just read "Garden in a Weed" Really love it and much food for thought in those few short lines. Also, I hope you collected what was owed to you. You found a beautiful way to express something quite grounded and necessary in the real world of the everyday.

samuru999 said...

Hi Pat
Just stopping by to say "Hi"
I have been missing your poetry.
Thanks for your visits and kind words while I was away from blogging....I appreciate it.
I hope to be back to posting on Sunday.
I enjoyed this poem as I do all of your poems.
Take care and have a great weekend!


Don Iannone said...

Hopefully you were paid! Missed you the past couple days, even even poets need time to "construct."

Pat Paulk said...

Vivian, I do too!! Thank you!

Trinitystar, I'm hoping. Thanks!!

Thanks Kai!!

Polona, we still don't know. Thank you!!

Floots, unfortunately, the forecast hasn't changed. Thanks!!

Thanks MB!!

Nea, it certainly does!!

Andrew, this one is real, unfortunately. No resolution yet.

Russell, it definitely has me in a mood. Thanks!!

Gautami, they always do, sometimes, it just takes awhile. Thank you!!

Dsnake, I thought I was, now I'm not so sure.Thanks!!

Winter and crooks, Joyce. Both cause bleak moods.

Thank you Mikaelah, I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day. Still trying.

Corey, where did you say that pot of gold was??

Boulies, thanks for coming by. I noticed you have a new story, when I get a chance I'll be back by to enjoy.

Margie, I hope everything is OK with your brother. Looking forward to your next post.

Thanks Don!! Still trying.

Borut said...

A matter-of-fact tone, is what I like in this one, not to mention the undertones!:)