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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 9, 2020      Views: 21

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SANDRA DU PLESSIS 

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Potlatch - Cascade
"On Ten September Eighty-One" by Sandra du Plessis

On ten September eighty-one
the day begins with sunshine bright;
at nine, the skies become quite dark
it snows in Spring a rare event.

It's Spring-time here, and Winter's passed
the sun is warm and brings delight;
I board the train to go to work
on ten September eighty-one.

I wave to my one-year-old boy
my trip by train for work as planned;
it seems to be a Spring-like day
the day begins with sunshine bright.

I get to work I'm filled with joy
I look outside and see rolling clouds
that send down rain into the streets.
At nine, the skies become quite dark.
 
The promised sunny day has changed
when raindrops turned into snowflakes;
repeats of Royal Wedding play
it snows in Spring a rare event.

Author Notes
The Potlatch challenge to write a Cascade poem about a major weather event in your life.

In South Africa, we only get snow in Winter and then mostly on the higher areas like in the mountains. Rarely we have snow on lower ground, the last snow we see at that time was in 1976, but on 10 September 1981 which is our Spring time, the day starts like any other Spring morning, with bright sunshine. But it all changed in a matter of two to three hours. The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was on 29 July 1981, and the place I worked at played reruns of the Wedding for those who don't have TVs at home. No intentional rhyme scheme.
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