Tag Archives: lightning

Watching the Storm

a long firing
runs a white hot wire
all across the northern sky: Continue reading

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An Ill Wind

After several minutes of encroaching claps of thunder, the strength of the storm erupted in the early hours of our Sunday morning in Kansas. Continue reading

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Scattered Showers

For a while the wind stirred the dance of branches, a swishing and swaying of muted greens seen through the screen of the second story window. It seemed we would surely have rain but none came. The storm slid further to the north and east and we found not the least traces of darkened earth or gravel, not even a gathering on the windshields of the car and truck parked outside. Continue reading

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Driving Back from Oak Grove

Pupil-shrinking stabs of lightning
fire again and again
and thunder rocks the car. Continue reading

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Storm Change

The late evening sun shone through the torn places in a slate blue cloud, forming fiery platinum rings at each hole. Continue reading

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Witness in the Storm

Somewhere in the storm, lightning flashed, again and again and again, sending great surges of diffuse light, muffled and muted by the layers of rain and cloud. Continue reading

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Warm Front

Though we may not like the thunder
and lightning may scar the tree,
it is oft times the storm
brings the rain that feeds us.

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