For Paul Brookes’ Special January Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 9, I’m responding to “Ennui with eye “(KR) and “Ignore the real world forever” (MH).
I’m weary of the grey January sky–
the pewter-plated clouds simmer in gloom
but never warm, despite their chafing, and
their mumbling conversations drone on endlessly,
causing the wind to bite in reply. And I–
I want to ignore the real—this forever-frost that beckons
with a glistening smile, and then attacks with fierce lion claws,
pinking my skin, but
I want color,
bright red blooms and blue horses,
grazing on emerald grass. I want to wake
from a summer dream,
to a robin gathering golden rays into song.
Oh so do I! Agree to all of that. Those ‘pewter-plated clouds’, I’m looking at them right now and wishing they’d go away.
We had beautiful sunrise, but we’ve got those clouds here, too–and wind. We’re supposed to get rain later.
I despair of the weather forecasting. Today was the one day it was supposed to be dry with a bit of sunshine. So I did some of the washing. No sun and it was freezing cold 😦
Ugh. I hope you get nicer weather soon.
It’s supposed to get better but the actual weather never corresponds to that the forecast says we’re getting.
Good luck. Maybe just consult the Oracle instead. 😏
Ha ha! I wonder if she does that kind of stuff? Like reading palms…
I’ve been looking at the ‘pewter-plated clouds’ all day today. They’re beyond dreary, with rain pouring down.
We had fog this morning–so the whole sky was pewter-plated!
Today came out sunny after the usual murk. Not even rain, just heavy fog/drizzle.
We had some intermittent clearing of the sky, small patches of blue.
We need it in winter!
Indeed we do!
I agree with Jane, Peter plated clouds, what an image. Beautiful
Thank you so much!
We’ve had more overcast skies than blue skies lately so I’m totally with you on wanting bright red blooms and blue horses 🙂 I love the image of clouds chafing … I never thought of clouds in that way, and with all that chafing, we just get hypothermia weather 😉
Thanks so much, Marie. 😀
I love the last line, Merril. Nicely done!
Thank you very much, Jill!
Lovely work with two very different pieces of art.
Thank you very much, Luanne. This has been more of a challenge than I expected. There are three images for each day, and we can chose which to respond to.
Very fun! You are so collaborative btw.
Thank you! 😀
Ironically, my thought as I began reading this poem was how good you are with these challenges.
That is so kind. Thank you, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril!
So well linked. “Pewter-plated clouds” I envy 🙂
Thank very much, Derrick. 😀
Those blue horses are always calling. But especially on these grey rainy days. (K)
Yes, indeed. They’re always there somewhere.
Another glowing ekphrastic gem!
Thank you so much!
How did I miss this?
I love it… I, too, am tired of the grey, grey, grey… I’m going back out there and shall do my best to find some colour!
Thank you! I think I wrote this on a day that wasn’t particularly grey, but so many days are. 😀
The joys of winter. Though earlier, a hit of blue sky was there. Just as I went to get dressed and go out, it was gone. So I waited. It ain’t coming back so I’m off anyway. Those 10k steps won’t happen by themselves!
I skipped my walk this morning–just wasn’t feeling it–but then I listened to a podcast a little while ago and got my 10,000 jogging around my kitchen. 🤣
Lemme tell you… I am so tired!
And I can’t tell you the number of times I topped up my steps by running around my kitchen, down the hall to my bedroom and back 😉 Or down the stairs to the basement, back up, etc.!
After my outside walks, I almost always do some running inside the house for more cardio. 😀
OF course. I do various exercises to strengthen 😉