Far Off Rumbles

 

Far off rumbles

Overcast in the distance

Sky overhead still showers blue

Wind kicks up

A few leaves scatter

Now clouds arrive

Dimming the sky

Day grows darker

Clouds intensify

Turn black-green

Wind blows gusting

Trees sway and swing

Storm builds closer

Lightning flashes

Clash of thunder

Shakes the glasses

Sheets of rain

Blur the view

Horizon becomes

A haze of gray

Squalling fury

Micro-burst swirls

Creating miniature

Tornado whirls

Storm moves fast

It’s over soon

Things are slowly

Calming down

Thunderstorm passes

A few muffled booms

The rain falls gently

The outburst spent

My entry for Monday’s Poetry Potluck:   Thunderstorms, Floods and Water Fury

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  1. Actually this has the feeling of spring 2011, for sure. I like how you followed the path of the storm from “distant rumbles” thru to “outburst spent”, Bodhirose. We live it all the way through.

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    • This scenario is a common one during the summers in Florida.

      I’m glad you liked this, Leslie. I appreciate all your visits to my blog. Thank you. xoxo

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  2. jgavinallan

     /  May 28, 2011

    Gayle: I am scared to death of thunder and lightning.
    This piece…just reading it makes me silly.

    lovely description

    hugs
    Jaye

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    • Aw, I’m so sorry, Jaye. You would hate it here in Florida then. We are considered by some people to be the lightning capital of the world! You would have to be sedated during the summers. 😦

      Love and hugs…

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  3. Just reading this made the barometric pressure drop…but then we had a bit of snow this morning and the mountains around us are all white! The ski runs are open. So weird.

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    • Haha–we get a lot of that pressure drop around here–a regular day of late spring or summer for us.

      Winter just doesn’t want to quite let go does it?! Very weird.

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  4. I experienced that again today.. thanks for the beauty in your words.

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  5. This was awesome. 🙂 Beautiful descriptions that even if someone has never experience a storm before, they can clearly envision what it’s like.

    Nature’s temper tantrum, and afterwards, calmness.

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  6. ALIVE aLwaYs

     /  May 30, 2011

    Gentle rain after a raging storm, that’s helpful. Liked the last 3 lines very much,

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  7. Sharp word portrait here…

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  8. In terms of “shape”, our storms are a bit related… Fluid?

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  9. i can see the storm coming, just reading your verses. thanks for the experience. 🙂

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  10. This unfolded perfectly..with peace at the end..well done!

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  11. I love the powerful imagery and the way you personified elements of nature

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  12. Loved the build up and then the pent fury! perfect for the theme.

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    • It’s such a common experience here–I thought it seemed like a good idea to try and capture it. Thank you!

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  13. I could feel the whole impact of the storm coming in.

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  14. t-storms has its peaks,
    what an emotional roller coaster ride.

    well captured weather, you rock.
    🙂

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    • Yes, a real roller coaster ride sometimes–for sure. Thank you for your nice compliment, Ji! You’re a sweetie. : )

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  15. Love how the intensity of the weather builds up as your words progress…this poem left me feeling almost breathless (as I would be if I saw such a storm brewing).

    Awesome my friend! 😀

    Chloe xx

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    • Some of the fierce storms we have do almost take your breath away! Whew!

      Thank you, dear Chloe. : )

      Gayle xoxo

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  16. Very descriptive of the storm.xx

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  17. Lovely.
    I thought I’d been in some thunder storms in my life but, never, ever had I been in one such as the ones that happened in New Orleans when I was there a couple of years ago. The thunder was so loud and the rolling so deep, and so long, it shook the concete floors of the warehouse I was in. The power in these storms is phenominal.
    Mother Nature shouldn’t be underestimated at all.
    You captured a storm really well here. Lovely imagery.

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    • Thank you very much–I’m glad you enjoyed this. I’ve been in some bone-rattling storms myself and even though they’re common here in Florida–sometimes I feel like hitting the deck when they come sweeping through!

      No, Mother Nature should never be underestimated.

      Gayle xoxo

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  18. A.B. Thomas

     /  May 31, 2011

    I loved the build up then the description and the afterwards – a complete cycle that I thoroughly enjoyed having created within my mind’s eye

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  19. I can’t wait for that to happen here. Storm season is a mighty strong thing here. loved this!

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  20. This was really an exceptional effort. Perfectly (and beautifully) describes the life cycle of a storm. felt I was there…bravo! Vb

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  21. what a perfect picturization!!!! i wish we have a very good rain fall here, we are dying for it. 😦

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    • Even after the heavy thunderstorm that inspired this writing–we are still in a drought situation here too. Even having trouble with fires breaking out because of the dry conditions. : (

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  22. I described a central Texas storm in much the same way, in my poem The Angry Storm”. Well done! I enjoyed it. Very vivid!

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  23. Absolutely great description of the biography of a storm. Good work.

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    • Thank you very much–it always surprises me when someone finds one of my earlier writings and comments–but I do appreciate it.

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