Storm Approaches; Storm Recedes, and a Turtle Trudges On

The leading edge would

Have us jumping at each flash

Of tensile lightning

Flinching at thunder

Cowering ‘neath the covers

Yearning for a pause

Rumbles grow distant

Downpour tapers to sprinkles

This storm fades away

(Found all the photos on Pinterest)

I’m always fascinated by the flow and rhythm of a storm–The light and sound parade that precedes the rainfall, the tapering off of rain followed by an encore of the opening chorus. I get chills when I get to be a witness to the greatest concert on earth.

During an intermission of the storm I’m watching a small turtle make its way across my yard.

Looks like he/she has an appointment.

Peace, people

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “Storm Approaches; Storm Recedes, and a Turtle Trudges On”

  1. the greatest concert on earth! What a way to describe it, wow! Truer words never rang so well in my ears. Also, don’t you think the world looks so CLEAN, somehow, after a jolly good thunderstorm?

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  2. I love your poetic and colourful description of a thunderstorm. Wish we had this kind of displays. For some reason it doesn’t happen in Ireland. The turtle video is amusing 🙂

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