4.24.2012

Thunderstorm Thoughts

The smell of burning fields fills up the night
Aromas ignite the darkness
The Sky shows its might
Strike after strike
Illuminating my room with strobing hues of blue
Bullets of rain ricochets off the windows
The metallic ting interrupted by electric eruptions
Fierce bolts of lightning light
Reveals clandestine outlines of black clouds
Neon arms reach down

 I ignore the time
I turn off the lights
Open all the curtains
I'm going to sit back and enjoy the show
I often forget that I have a front row seat
I often forget that I'm merely a wondering witness 
of this wonderful world


Washington State University Lightning Storm Pullman, Washington. A lightning storm forks over Washington State University. Ryan McGinty Photography Copyrighted. All rights reserved.

16 comments:

  1. Hello, a pleasure to meet you. Keep on writing - see what comes out.

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    1. Pleasure to meet you as well. Thanks for the read.

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  2. love it man...i love watching the storm it all its marvelous fury....and we do have that seat if we are willing to open our eyes...

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    1. It's a little strange how something so violent can be so soothing, isn't it? Thanks for the read, Brian.

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  3. I so like the ending of this poem. We all forget that, don't we? Thanks for reminding me: this will float up in my mind from now on like a mantra. The other one I use these days [also based on a chance remark from somebody] is 'shoulders down'.I will put the 'wondering witness' next to that on the harddrive in my head :-)

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    1. I'm glad I could contribute to the hard drive :) Thanks for the read.

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  4. nothing like watching storms... nice write!

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  5. Nature presents a diaspora of life - one imagines the power that nature, thunder, rain, lightning, sun, heat, burned fields have had on the history of life on the planet. Our minds are fertile, our size is minuscule. Enjoy the show; it is always a paradox.

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    1. Enjoy it as well. Thanks for the read.

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  6. A very good write my man. Love the topic. Writing it first person make it live. Again, a good write.

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  7. i just love watching thunderstorms and love how you describe it..a powerful force of nature...and wonderful pic as well

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  8. You can feel the power in lightening can't you? Life is an amazing thing and yes, quite a show at times.
    Great prose!

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