Fraiku: April Showers

Autumn leaves clutter
the culverts — leaving the streets

(Robert Lee Brewer must know about Fraikus because “For today’s prompt, write a small poem.” This was also written for Living Poetry’s April Visual Prompt and the last line shamelessly stolen from e. e. cummings.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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17 Responses to Fraiku: April Showers

  1. jai says:

    Your poem takes me back, Bartholomew. Nothing like stomping around in a puddle of water when I was a kid.

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    I haven’t written one for this prompt? Or have I?

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  3. ivor20 says:

    Wonderful memories… I was the kid puddling in flooded culverts

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  4. r.Douglas says:

    Big Fun…well captured.

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  5. Stacey C. Johnson says:

    There is a delicious, chewy, saltwater-taffy feel to the sounds in this poem. I love it!

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  6. Kristin says:

    It’s raining here today and last autumns leaves have washed down the hill and are clogging up the drainage grate. Cars are splashing by.

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