The fog rolled in
as the city wept,
and with it brought a hush,
a message from the Willamette
to the city on its shores:
Written for the A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo.
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fog, pdx, poem, poetry, portland, portland in winter, willamette river
April 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm
I like the effect you bring in wih the hush that rolls in with a fog
April 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm
Thanks! 🙂 I’m not sure what it is about fog, but it somehow mutes everything – a welcome phenomenon in cities, I think.
April 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm
This happens with snow as well I think
April 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Yes, I believe you’re right.
April 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm
As a former resident of Portland, I found so much to love in this poem. Thank you for sharing.
April 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Thanks for the lovely words, Sara. As someone who grew up in the sun, the fog and the rain was a little difficult to get used to! A light box for winter is definitely a must.
April 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm
This makes me so curious about the rest of the story! True, true, one of the great gifts of a short, exceptionally well written poem.
Julie Jordan Scott
The Bold Writer from A to Z
April 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm
April 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm
I could read and re-read this for hours! It feels silent and rolling and effortless. I am a big fan of your poetry. You have a natural gift for verse.
April 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm
THANKS!!! 😀 I didn’t start writing poetry until a couple years ago when I took a photography class – didn’t think I was good enough!
April 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm
I’m a fan 🙂
April 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm
April 18, 2014 at 4:36 am
Nicely done. Reminds me if the fig in England. It really does roll in.
Perle Champion at Perle’s Ink, freelance words & art
April 18, 2014 at 4:44 am
Thank you! 🙂
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