We talk about the weather to avoid
Conversation. “It’s raining cats and dogs,” we say.
A neutral topic stops us fighting. Weather
Is safe enough, won’t get us too annoyed.
We watch the weather vane lest we should spend the day
Fighting like cats and dogs. The summer rain
Brings common cause to grouch and gripe together.
Like cats, like dogs, we have no words to fight our pain.
Notes: The prompt was ”Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon. ‘ I’d already written a sunshower poem for a previous NaPoWriMo (https://flutterbynapowrimo.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/casamento-da-raposa/ ) so I opted for the more homely ‘raining cats and dogs). The form is a san san.