Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Foggy Memories of California"

This poem came out of the October 18, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] thnidu.

"Foggy Memories of California"
-- an octameter

In California,
San Francisco fog
comes in summertime.
The warm inland air
and cool sea air mix
to make thick mist there.
You can't see through it,
so driver beware!

In winter you find
tule fog in banks
that quiver and climb
from wetlands to blind
the motorists who
get hit from behind.
There's fog everywhere,
so driver beware!

* * *


Octameter is a poetic form with two stanzas, each having eight lines, with five syllables per line.

California is famous for its fogs, which include the summer San Francisco fog and the winter tule fog.
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