Friday, January 16, 2015

...In That Fog is Low-lying (an Exerpt from Wikipedia)

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This photo was taken in December when we had almost a week of fog!

The term "fog" is typically distinguished from the more generic term "cloud" in that fog is low-lying...wikipedia
A Wikem is a wikipedia poem. Also linking to Margo in fog-enshrouded Atlanta.

The earth is small.
A bleary shawl
Soft-wraps each croft and street
Where villagers shuffle
Through a gray-purple
Low-flung sheet
Morn's murky air
Shrouds a thoroughfare
That yesterday was loud
With proud pull and push
And the full-color rush
Of life's everyday crowd

Now, dawn is a dirge
Morn, noon, night merge
In slow-moving, solemn cortege
Where the low-lying knell
Of a cloud that fell
Covers bowed heads



  1. I love the image of fog as a fallen cloud in your poem, Janet.

    1. thank-you:) also for the idea and the nudge to Margo's place.

  2. Even with 'Fog' you have painted a very 'clear' picture :)

    I've been doing Wikems for years and didn't even know it.
    I always link to inspirational posts and include info sites :)

    Thanks for stopping by - Best of the New Year to you and yours.

    1. Cool! Now they have a name:) Wishing you a blessed New Year as well.

  3. Word sounds hold an endless fascination for me. It has always been my favourite technique, both to read and to use. I had great fun following your sounds and then had to go back to read the poem (laughing at self). Strong imagery. You placed me, very much, there.

    1. I love the endless fascination of words. By this one is never bored! thank-you so much for stopping by!


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!