Weathering the weather

We talk about the weather,
It’s a national obsession
Eliciting emotions
From elation to depression.

We’re well equipped with brollies
When the rain decides to pour,
We keep our boots and raincoats
Ready right beside the door.

We moan a lot in winter
When the snow falls clean and white
And wish away its beauty
Wanting weather warm and bright.

But when the summer hits us
With an all-time high of heat,
We wilt like fragile flowers
And it knocks us off our feet.

We always talk of weather,
But although it haunts our dreams…
We never seem to be prepared
We’re not good with extremes.

It doesn’t really matter
If it’s raining or it’s foggy,
I think what it boils down to
Is we don’t like feeling soggy.

After sweltering for days and cleaning my son’s pond (yet again) in temperatures way too high for an English summer… especially in an airless valley… I gave up trying to think and wrote this from the comfort of a cold bath.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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29 Responses to Weathering the weather

  1. I’m okay with most things, but drought really frightens me. We live on a well, so without rain, the well can dry out. We will ALL dry out because we all draw our water from the same aquifer. Summer is usually dry, but not this dry and not this early.

    But then again, when we got rain almost every day throughout the winter, i didn’t like THAT much either.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is excellent Sue, we are all obsessed with the weather and we are never satisfied. You caught it perfectly.
    By the way, I have noticed that the pond and pump always want seeing to in the most unsuitable weather situations….. It’s a conspiracy! 💜💜💜💜💜

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    Last night, after almost being cooked to a crisp yesterday, we drove the twenty miles to Hayling Island and sat on the beach in the dark for an hour. It was deliciously cool and we watched lightning play on the horizon…

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  4. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.


  5. Sadje says:

    The British are famous for talking about weather!


  6. Alli Templeton says:

    Fantastic poem, Sue! It’s so true! The cold bath clearly inspired you – well done.


  7. Jules says:

    I’m not an extremes person myself. Humans say they can adapt – but I think the truth of it is we all like to complain just a bit. Stay cool.


  8. I think we’re fascinated by weather because it’s something we all share that none of us can control. 🙂 I hope the heat wave breaks and you get back to a lovely English summer. A fun poem, Sue.


  9. Delightful, Sue… 🙂 xo


  10. macjam47 says:

    Your lovely poem sums it all up. We are never happy with the weather we get. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too frosty, slushy; will we ever say, “Just right?” Hugs dear friend. 💕


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