summer storm


ringed by mountains
as soldiers guarding their arid bastion
winds detoured upward where no vapor gathers
never finding their way down
to the baking sands below

vegetation hoarding precious dewdrops
never yielding the prize behind the armor
flora as sleeping beauties
waiting for a princely kiss
to revive their spirit

when at last the towering clouds gather
the torrid affair begins
never predicable
always tempestuous
rebirth at hand

lightening rips the sky
pregnant clouds give birth
ripping through the desert sheath
depositing their offspring
en masse across the landscape

when at last the tempest culminates
rivers overflow with joy
adopting these children of the sky
parched landscape renewed
the multitude suckled at nature’s breast

blossoms expose their beauty
creation awakens from its coma
feverish renewal is at hand
and for one brief moment
the soldiers let down their guard

  • Author: Katdream (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 18th, 2023 18:41
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 8
  • Users favorite of this poem: jarcher54, aDarkerMind.
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  • Thomas W Case

    Beautiful imagery. Powerful.

  • Katdream

    Thank you Thomas. Wrote this after returning from AZ one year.

  • jarcher54

    I love the ring composition... soldiers at the beginning and at the end, as completely transformed (if only temporarily) by the thunderstorm as the landscape itself. Marvelous!

    • Katdream

      Thank you jarcher54! I appreciate the read and the comments

    • David A Liebermann

      Powerful, a lightening of beauty and transformation. Superb writing.

      • Katdream

        Thank you David. Much appreciated.

      • aDarkerMind

        very impressive

        • Katdream

          Thank you very much!

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