common tempest

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common tempest

raindrops

pooling downward

joining creak to marshland

ponds, streams, tributaries fed by

her tears

 

thunder

chasing lightning

sonic reverb transfer

potential, kinetic shudder

his pain

 

landslide

rushing downward

life uprooted, falling

order, chaos, all the same vibe

blending

 

river

churning, winding

carving stone like putty

flushing nutrients to deltas

mending

 

sandbar

what’s left behind

river lapping edges

touching, lingering at tidepools

softened

 

raindrops

chasing lightning

life uprooted, falling

touching, lingering at tidepools

mending

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Written for dVerse Poetics: The River. Paul Dear is guest hosting. The river theme is his baby. Feel free to drop by and check out other poets’ river-themed poems.

 

22 thoughts on “common tempest

  1. And, you would add a FM video too.

    NowAChaoticThing

    Barry, this is beautifully done and I am happy to see you get involved with some of the prompts too! Goodness, this takes me back to the days of Free… so so long ago 😔.

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    • Tre, Rumors is one of my all-time favorite albums! Granted I was 4 when it came out, but I developed an appreciation for it after digging through my parent’s collection. 🙂

      I was considering making my NaPoWriMo a Rumors-themed event, but that’s probably too much pressure for me.

      Ahh… I have fond memories of the Freestyle forum. You and Vic are the only 2 I kept in touch with, though. Sometimes I miss the old gang.

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    • *nodding in agreement*

      I was going for a “can’t live with you; can’t live without you” vibe, but the form I chose was limiting. I kept painting myself into corners. I’m happy with it though.

      Thanks for reading!

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