This Present Fog

Fog Is a Gift

Blocking all but me and mine,

Sighing canopy, dark lace,

Breathing to me.


Baring soul in black trees,

Urging notice of the near-by,

Blurring impending day.


Stirring from the valley,

Muffling distant hammers,

Whispering damp over all,

Stopping the world.


21 thoughts on “This Present Fog

  1. Heidi says:

    I’ve had little to no internet for weeks and am just reconnecting with precious bloggers. Never know how the reception will be here in the heart of texas ranchland. Good to read your work again! Love the poetry today!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Welcome back, Heidi! And thank you for loving this post! It was unusual for me, but I truly do consider fog a gift and delight in it every chance I get. Anyway, I felt uncertain about posting it, so DO appreciate your kind words. 🙂 Hurry back!

  2. Heidi says:

    The thing about poetry is that it allows for so many individual interpretations! I miss the Pacific coast of SW Oregon in a visceral way! It’s where we want to retire, God willing. This Texas desert is finally getting some rain and it makes me cry with longing for the foggy coastline! So, yes, I loved this!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Oh, you like rain, too! Some call me morbid in that I like denuded trees with fog or with rain, but I hoped to tell the peace and calm of it, the attraction for me. I like sunny, breezy, flowery seasons, but sometimes I call that “attack weather”. Fog helps me retreat. 🙂

  3. Debbie says:

    katharine – what a beautiful poem – and photos. I, too, am a great fog lover. I just talked to my dear friend in Oregon and asked her what the weather was like and she said that the crab boats were out but you could barely see them because they were fogged in. I miss fog. Thank you for the sweet reminder of other lands and other times. 😀

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Wow, thanks, Debbie! I sure have found the fog-lovers with this post! 🙂 And those of us who really love it are always waiting for the next time . . . Actually, we live atop a high hill and usually see fog far off. This was a treat for me, too! 🙂

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Zowie! Kate, what a surprise! And what a blessing! Thanks so much for this award! I’ll have to learn how to make awards happen on my site, since I am behind on I.T. Ha! I truly appreciate your kind words to me on your post and for awarding me this. 🙂

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