Night Time Symphony

Tonight the floor and walls tremble

with the magnificent audacity

of natures night time symphony-

the thunderous roar of lightning


And the rain comes to wash

away our sin and replenish

our already heaving rivers and lakes

It sounds daunting, yet it calms


The lights flicker on and off

reminding us of our need for electricity

yet it would be worth a night

of flashlights and candles,


if this storm brought us back

to being more human, less digitalized

then I welcome each lightning strike

in this harmonized night time symphony


  • dusk arising

    What a different society we are compared to 50/60 years ago when TVs etc were rare.
    Wonderful electric storms bring home to you your own humanity, frailty and insignificance.
    Would be nice to see us all being more 'human' with old fashioned values of family. Maybe more of our young would find purpose and value in family life.
    Great thought provoking writing.

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much, dusk, for the wonderful reply! I'm glad you liked it and yes, it would be nice if we could all be more 'human'....I see young couples in cafes just staring at their phones....sad! Anyway, we can all strive to do better. Thanks again!!

    • orchidee

      A fine write Christina. Oh we see it about once a twice a year on average in the UK, I should think!

      • Christina8

        Thanks Steve for the nice reply!

      • Neville

        There's nowt like a good thunderstorm to clear the air and help us to consider how awesome our world truly is.... I also agree that the world would probably be more social without pesky mobile phones and the like... bring back the age of steam, I say....... Neville

        • Christina8

          LOL, Now lets not do anything too drastic, but more human interaction would be great! Yes, the thunderstorm last night was truly beautiful......thanks for your wonderful comment....Christina

          • Neville

            you always make it a pleasure ....... N

          • Michael Edwards

            Just lately my wife and I have only been switching the TV on for the news - we spend our evenings reading and talking - fine write Christina.

            • Christina8

              That is so nice! And thanks for the compliment!--Christina

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful write Christina. Natures symphony is so wonderful and nature is so powerful that it can fulfil our lives in many ways.

              • Christina8

                Yes, indeed. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. Appreciated---Christina

              • Fay Slimm

                Loud applause for this cry for more nature and less technical toys - - your descriptive wording alerts us to what is important Christina and written with forceful caring this poem goes straight into my list of favourites.

                • Christina8

                  I appreciate your kind reply so much Fay! Unfortunately, somehow it didn't make it to the favorite list, but either way, I appreciate the thought and complimentary words!!---Christina

                • Fay Slimm

                  Ah - - thank you for the mentioning that my efforts to get this lovely poem into my list of faves. did not succeed so have had another go and am pleased to see it in place this time Christina - - -recently my typing misses letters and am ever having to go back to edit - so will get the machine looked at - - hugs from Fay xx

                  • Christina8

                    Oh thanks so much Fay! It's most appreciated!!--hugs back--Christina

                  • Santita

                    Wonderful write. Nature reminds us of what we are without phones, and technology - humans! Loved this night symphony. And the note makes me feel nostalgia for simpler times. A well needed reminder to put the phones away and enjoy the moment.

                    • Christina8

                      Indeed! Thanks so much Santita for your visit and your kind remarks. So much appreciated!--Christina

                    • PoeticBiscuit

                      The world has changed so much from when I was a child and I’m not even that old. I remember when streets were full of life from the children and you would play board games at sleepovers rather than sit silently on the phone texting away. We have lost touch with nature and are losing touch with ourselves. Wonderful write Christina

                      • Christina8

                        Thank you so much PB! And I agree....phones have become so "smart"..that everyone uses them as computers. I agree wholeheartedly with what you have said. Thanks for your compliment also! Christina

                      • Suresh

                        Let the symphony play on,

                        • Christina8

                          Thank you for your reply suresh, I appreciate it! Christina

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