Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain

The midweek word/photo challenge is; Family Albums. My article and poem isn’t really about a family album, but these are the photos I took today, depicting the eeriness of our smokey and rainy sky…. Please go and visit the Weekly Prompts site by clicking>> HERE

Above Feature Image: I’m standing in light rain, at the end of my lane, but the sky is still a smokey haze, which is very eerie…..

Left. The smokey sky and sun at end of my lane. Right. The thunderstorm this afternoon

Left. A smokey beach in the morning        Right. Looking straight at the sun on the beach


Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain


The eeriness is hard to explain

Our sky is smokey again

But here I stand in the rain

At the end of my dusty lane


Smelling the stench of our fiery haze

Now mixed with the aroma of wet maize

I’m stunned, and unearthly amazed

And Thor’s neon lights add to my daze


This summer storm is yet to fully expound

Tiny drops are struggling to cover the ground

The day’s hot, but our sun cannot be found

And this afternoon’s darkness leaves me spellbound


Footnote: As I’m about to post this article, we are having some heavy rain and there is more forecast for next Monday…. At last the sky is crying over the fires of South-Eastern Australia, hopefully enough to give our firefighters some much needed respite… Yeah.



Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

43 thoughts on “Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain”

  1. Your photos will join your electronic album and your poem will go to print. It was absolutely lovely. I read the footnote and I cried with relief.
    Hopefully Bush Boy’s water hole will fill.

    Today I’m answering the call for help and I’m knitting pouches. Brian(Bush Boy) tells me the pouches are needed all the time as so many animals are road kills but the Joeys survive.
    Thank you so much, Ivor 🙂

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    1. Yeah.. some rain, but less than 15mm most areas, hopefully some more early next… fingers crossed.
      Oh my poem….. I’d say it was very much rain inspired, a bit of watering of Ivor’s brain…..quite one of those instant writes that flow straight onto my notepad, and complete in 10 mins…..
      yes those pouches are always needed… well done Sue….xx

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      1. I lit the kitchen log burner, got settled on the sofa with my knitting, the sun came out, the kitchen got a bit warm and then I found myself nodding off!
        I shall take Woody out and start again after lunch! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jane, I’d like to see that dance ? A bit rain overnight and maybe some more early next week…………. I saw this German band live in Geelong last week…they were fab’…


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