Poetry Friday: Be Careful What You Wish For


My oh my, it is unusually hot, dry and smoggy here in Raincity! It’s been weeks since we last had rainfall, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I actually miss it! I’ve been thinking ruefully aboutΒ  those grey, soggy days when I looked out the window and dreamed of sunny summer days, and wished that summer didn’t ever have to end.

Well, as the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for!

Talk to Mrs. Allen if you need help.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

P.S. For my non-Raincity friends, this is a Skytrain! I take one every day as part of my commute. The older trains aren’t air conditioned and have plastic seats, which makes for a rather sticky summer ride!

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  • Reply Irene Latham

    Ha! Bring back the rain, eh? πŸ™‚ Thank you for your fun poem and for introducing me to Skytrain!

    August 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      I can’t believe I’m actually longing for rain! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Wondering and Wandering

    Love your poem! I actually miss taking public transportation to work — people watching, eavesdropping, dozing, reading. Love it all.

    August 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      I do get most of my reading done on my commute! I just wish more trains had air conditioning…!! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    What a fun poem! Enjoy the sunshine, and I hope the dry weather hasn’t led to many forest fires in your area.

    August 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thankfully we’ve been spared the forest fires down in my part of the province, but for about a week we couldn’t see the sky due to all the smoke blowing in from the rest of the province! We could all use some rain in these parts!

      August 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Tabatha

    Enjoyed your poem! That feeling of sticking to the seat is so vivid and tangible. I can hear the sound it makes. Hope you get rain soon!

    August 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      I think it’s such a universal part of summer! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Violet Nesdoly

    Perfect, Jane! Love it. I’m thinking the same thing about the smoky skies and the rain. Longing to see blue skies again AFTER the rain.

    August 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Yes! The smokey grey skies are just so dismal!

      August 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply lindabaie

    Wonderful, and I know you’ve talked about the rain before, now endless sun and dry (like we have in Denver) & that unusual weather doesn’t work. A checker at the store yesterday told me he was tired of the grey (which we’ve had off & on just for about 5 days). We are all acclimated for what we expect. Your poet showed it perfectly, Jane!

    August 12, 2017 at 2:37 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      So true! Here in the Pacific Northwest we are not at all designed for extreme temperatures! Anything too hot or too cold and we completely fall apart! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Donna Smith

    Oh, just hate sticking to plastic seats! Fun poem!

    August 12, 2017 at 11:34 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      It’s one of those experiences that I think most everyone can relate to! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply haitiruth

    I love it! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

    August 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you, Ruth!

      August 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Brenda Davis Harsham

    I’ve heard Europe is in a heatwave, too. It’s much harder to bear if it’s outside the norm. Your poem is very clever with its fun rhyming.

    August 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      This year has been such a strange one, weather-wise. We’re normally very temperate here, with temperatures that don’t range too wildly, but this year we’ve had heaps of snow, and weeks of heat! We’re too wimpy for this kind of weather! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Joyce Ray

    Thanks for your lighthearted look at the weather. Here in Maine this summer, we seem to alternate between beautiful sun and then clouds releasing buckets of water all in the same day. It’s a healthy balance but torrential rain has been rather foreign to us. No longer!

    August 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Linda M.

    I love this poem! I want to use it with my middle school students

    August 12, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      How lovely, thank you!

      August 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

    The Skytrain sounds like taking an adventure everyday, but here’s hoping your not on those sticky seats too much longer … Thanks for your lively poem and pic of the Skytrain!

    August 13, 2017 at 1:33 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thankfully the newer trains have air conditioning – slowly, slowly those old, 30-year-old trains are being replaced, and with them the icky sticky seats! πŸ˜‰

      August 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Herzog

    I loved your poem! And I know what you mean about endless summers. It’s the one downside here in Florida. That, and all the snakes.

    August 14, 2017 at 1:34 am
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