Sunday, May 29, 2011

STORM/ Poetry Potluck #37


FOR THIS WEEK'S  Poetry Potluck #37. ...Thunderstorms, Floods and Water Fury.  All around us...nature runs amok.  Heartfelt sympathy to those who've lost so much.

STORM

On the shelf of the world
sits a cup of tears,
an ark in an endless flood.
It overflows
with a never-ending stream.

Two by two
build a bridge of sighs,
crying out
from alpha to omega.

Across the sky
an electric flare quivers
in the hand of fury.

Shadowy thunder
echoes an agreement
in operatic blasts,
always the handmaiden
of lightning.

We still greet each dawn
with hope,
while falling from grace
since a minute after Eden.

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26 comments:

Judith C Evans said...

Such imaginative descriptions... I especially like "a cup of tears" and "a minute after Eden". Very nice poem!

poetry-diary.com said...

I find the first and last verses of this poem especially powerful and resonant - an enjoyable read.
Thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi Judith-
Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments..

Lyn said...

Hi poetry-diary-
So glad you liked this..thanks so much!

thingy said...

Lyn, I have a lump in my throat. This was so beautiful.

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
I'm so appreciative of your comment.thanks so much!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Love this piece...perfect images created by these words...beautiful!

Kathe W. said...

this is lovely- especially the last verse.

mindlovemisery said...

So stunning I love the 2nd to last stanza particularly. Your an incredible writer

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky...
So glad that you like this..you are always so kind!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
Thank you..I kept switching verses till I thought I had it!!

Lyn said...

Hi mindlovemisery-
Love your name!! Can't thank you enough...

booguloo said...

A cup of tears Hit me strongly right up front! Nice write!

Margie said...

Lyn, this is just beautiful!
So heartfelt!

Margie :)

Jingle said...

the strength of your talent once again showcased here.

super stunning words.
Happy Potluck!

Lyn said...

Hi booguloo-
I found this prompt to really draw me in..thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Once again, thank you so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
My friend, you sure know how to think these up..thanks so much!

Olivia said...

I just loved it Lyn!

The wordplay and the imagery is mindblowing.. you hit two birds with one stone..

Ever since the two of them "met"; we are only raging in storms.. bwahaha

Hugs xoxox

Lyn said...

Hi Olivia-
You always have such interesting things to say..love it! Thank you...

lunawitch15 said...

hope
can't live a moment without it.

Lyn said...

Hi lunawitch15-
I'm so with you on this one..thank you!

Lolamouse said...

You drew me in from the first line! Wonderful images and masterful use of words. I especially like "two by two build a bridge of sighs..." and "handmaidens of lightning." Beautiful.

halfwaybetweenthegutter said...

Just lovely; and powerful. I especially love your use of "bridge of sighs" - inventive!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Thank you so much...sometimes words just are waiting there, a gift!

Lyn said...

Hi halfwaybetween...
Thanks..I appreciate your comment.. It is a surprise at times what comes up..that's why I love poetry!

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