National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 13

My thirteenth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a ghazal. I’m not thrilled with any of my attempts at this form; this is the one I disliked the least.

Ghazal about depression cleverly camouflaged as a poem about the weather

I hate to keep going on about the weather,
but each day, it seems, I’m confounded by weather.

When I think the day will go a certain way,
I walk out the door—to be confronted by weather.

When I go inside to sit for a while,
I come back out to find the world changed by weather.

I don’t know what chance I’ve got—
but I always find a way to blame it on the weather.

Sometimes, I’d like to sleep all day
and not have to even think about the weather…

(13 April 2017)


  1. I think you did an excellent job. I personally dread the form and will most probably never attempt it, but you really did a great job, at least for me. It reminds me of one of those poems that will just stay with me and I will remember them even for years to come.

  2. Thanks. I feel better about this poem after a decent night’s sleep.

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