The Storm....

Songbird B By Songbird B, 7th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Is there anything better than lying in bed so warm and cosy, as a thunderstorm rages, lashing out into the night......?
You can feel the atmosphere build...hear the rain drum against windows...Such power, such beauty......A spectacular sight...

The Storm.....Can You Feel It...?

Thunder growling, as if an angry dog...
Agitated, warning, before it threatens attack...

Heavy atmosphere building, lowering, expectant...
as if the very sky, is holding its breath....
Silence....silence...hush...hush....not a sound...

Before the growl of the Gods.....
Splitting the air asunder, with the mightiest of roars...
Booming, deafening, tearing the sky...

Rain, heavy and warm, large drops that splatter,
building to a crescendo like a waterfall gush....

Darkened pavements, once dusty, under rivulets of water...
chasing itself, hastening down into the drains..
that gulp down the excess, like the thirstiest of men...

Ozone so strong, stringent, acidic....

An electrical charge, forked, casting out fingers...
Snap of white lightning, slicing, jagged and piercing...
illuminates, as if a thousand bulbs all flashing as one...
Imprinting stark images on retina surface...

Colours so dark, black, grey, mean and brooding,
with infusions of brightness of a silvery white.... in my bed, I pull covers around me....
As this beautiful...powerful....Storm rents the night....

Photo Credit; Evgeni Dinev


Atmosphere, Illumination, Lightning, Ozone, Rainfall, Songbird B, Storm, Stormy Weather, Thunder, Thunderstorm

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar richardpeeej
8th May 2011 (#)

Such a powerful and descriptive account of one of natures most spectacular events. I enjoyed reading this so much.

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author avatar Songbird B
8th May 2011 (#)

Thank you Rich, my friend. I rarely write in this style, but thought that I would try something a little different this time around...I am delighted that you enjoyed it so much! Thank you for popping into my page, and your continued support...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th May 2011 (#)

What a poem, the magic and terror of the storm was capture in ever word, beautiful work Songbrid thank you!

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author avatar Songbird B
8th May 2011 (#)

Thanks, Johnny, for turning this page around for me so quickly in re-edit! Much appreciated my friend...

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author avatar Ram Bansal
8th May 2011 (#)

Beautiful contrast depicted - thunderstorm...calm you in cozy bed. ..

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th May 2011 (#)

Wonderful juxtaposition of raw power and unbridled beauty. what a rare talent you are!

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author avatar Carol
10th May 2011 (#)

What contrasts, a warm bed, and the howling wind and raging storm, beautifully expressed

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author avatar Songbird B
11th May 2011 (#)

Thank you Ram Bansal, Steve and Carol, for your continued support on my work. It is not often that I write in prose form, but I am so glad that you enjoyed...Bless you...

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author avatar Maria Malone
12th May 2011 (#)

Wonderful imagery, love to fall asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm.

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