Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nature's Passion



storming sinewy clouds
drift atop the woods
branches raise hoods

thundering, heavy downpour
ripped off modesty and tore
through the bough’s core

ink-black sky
passions spring high
bare limbs comply

moody surroundings clear
Aftermath, warmth smear
roots spread affectionate cheer.

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In response to the prompt from RWP as well as one from
ODB
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21 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Your ink-black sky stanza blows me away. Wonderful job.
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tumblewords said...

these are truly great! such neat images!

Just Jen said...

bring on spring and the storms that come with it!
march-in like a lion and out like a lamb or is the other way around??

spacedlaw said...

Nice take on the prompt!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the image of the branches raising their hoods

anthonynorth said...

A stormingly good piece of poetry :-)

Linda Jacobs said...

thundering, heavy downpour
ripped off modesty and tore
through the bough’s core

I find these lines expecially evocative! Great poem!

Leigh Lear said...

very nice, i like.

totomai said...

liked the contrast between the 1st and 3rd stanza :-)

Brian said...

Very vivid reminder of Florida hurricanes.

gautami tripathy said...

Nothing can compare with nature's passion.

pepektheassassin said...

Nice imagery! Hows about in the first line something like Storm cloud broods, to keep the rhyme consistent. Or not. Whatever. It's good as is.

...deb said...

I especially liked the opening, the idea of "sinewy"...brought in the power adn movement of a good storm right away.

lissa said...

ink-black sky - love that line

Christine said...

My favorite stanza-


thundering, heavy downpour
ripped off modesty and tore
through the bough’s core

Reminds my of the rains we have in Georgia.

paisley said...

i am from south florida,, so the second stanza in combination with the picture say hurricane... devastation and aftermath to me.. very nicely done ul.....

andrée & Michael said...

I don't think I have ever read such a beautiful image of a storm. It is perfect. Our submission can be found here. Thank you for visiting.

Marja said...

very descriptive great Even in nature you get a happy end

qualcosa di bello said...

i could feel this storm in your words...this is awesome

polkadotwitch said...

i like the words "hoods" and "modesty" in this piece. very unique!

chicklegirl said...

I too really loved that third stanza, and how the imagery was ambiguous enough that it could be human passion as well as nature's passion. Great poem!