A mizzly day

mizzly and grey, the

sullen day brought on a smile

beneath the rainbow

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Tastetherainbow

*mizzly is a new word for me. The credit goes to Derrick Knight’s post – Soggy Sustenance


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About Eugenia

“I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sound of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man.” Anthony D. Williams.
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  1. I like rain. But warm rain. Cold rain can turn to ice or s–w. 😉

  2. I immediately thought of Derrick when I read your poem!!

  3. A new word for me too. Lovely poem Eugi

  4. I’d say!

  5. Mizzly is a great description for a grey day! At least there was a smile, as well. 🙂

  6. “Mizzly” is a portmanteau for “misty” and “drizzly,” isn’t it?

    • Probably/ It is primarily used in the UK. Definition – mizzle
      1. noun A fine rain that is less intense than drizzle but slightly more intense than mist. Primarily heard in UK.

  7. I enjoyed this poem, Euji! I love the sound of falling rain. I also love that it cleanses the earth. So, the smile that comes in your poem reminds me of always finding joy even when surrounded by dreariness. 🙂

  8. I love how you turned the frown of the day upside down. We get lots of mizzle here in Cornwall, lols 💕🙂

  9. gray ~ day ~ rainbow

    that really flows, Eugi!


  10. We always can find a rainbow close by, it’s up to us to find the colours.

  11. “Mizzly” is an excellent portmanteau for mist and drizzle! This is a wonderful poetic device! I like the creativity of this haiku. It really speaks to me. <3

  12. I love your use of a new word. Thanks for introducing. 🙂

  13. Beautiful and reflective.

  14. Perfect description!

  15. Rainbows are the saving grace of “missley” days. Lovely haiku, Eugi! <3

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