How's the weather? There are times when I look out the window and feel an urge to write about the weather. Then thought, hey! That would be a neat idea for a challenge. Take a peek outside and consider the words you'd use to describe today's temperature, clouds, sunlight, and what have you. I also want you to include the affect it's having on you. Is it making you moody? Excited? Bored? Sleepy? Now for the format I'm going to throw at you... I'm going to ask for a short sedoka. Come up with 2 unrhymed, three-line stanzas, which are specially called katauta for this style. There are specific syllable counts as well, which go like this: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. My idea was that in the first katauta, you'd write about the weather. For the second, your feelings. Feel free to come up with other creative ways of going about this. I'd be interested in seeing two differing perspectives on a type of weather, for example. This one might be a bit tough. ;] Have fun with it, though. Below, I will provide a couple of examples that use this style, as well as a link to some information in case I sucked at explaining it. Definitions and such are from Shadow Poetry. Example #1 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Example #1 (open) Example #1 (close) Wispy dawn rising ethereal flute of light lances the vaporous shroud spiderweb glistens an intricately woven and intangible beauty Example #2 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Example #2 (open) Example #2 (close) Fractured wanderer leaving a tortured city, hammocked insecurely. Quenched of thirst for blood, he may now respect beauty, unappreciated 'fore.