Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Passing Storm

A Passing Storm

Clouds: big, dark, and heavy lumbered across the sky---
a herd of grey elephants, weary from a long trek, 
trumpeting thunder.
Two angry bulls stirred up a skirmish while charging.
Their white tusks clashed and cracked---
lightning flashes broke the sky.
The elephants swirled around each other, 
with ears flapping and trunks and tails swinging in the wind.
Chaos ruled the herd as the elephants scattered in the confusion.
Some stumbled into the river, splashing and thrashing,
sending soaking rains down to the earth below.
The herd stampeded away spraying water everywhere
until at last the rain stopped, and there was nothing left... 
but the rumble of their feet in the distance.

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Can you see the herd of elephants in the bottom part of the clouds in the picture above?

This poem was inspired by a post on Linda's blog. Thanks, Linda!


  1. Connie, this is so descriptive!! It almost gives me shivers! :) No, I don't see the elephants. :(

  2. No, I can't see "herd of elephants in the bottom part of the clouds in the picture above."

    Have a great day.

  3. Wonderful descriptions and a nice photo. I remember those Midwest storms

  4. Awesome metaphor! This is a wonderful poem!

  5. Greetings Connie. This is an amazing piece that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, well done. You are a good poet. You depicted the weather very expressively. Blessings. Love love, Andrew.

  6. perfect descriptions. You paint word pictures so well.

  7. wow, what a cool poem and photo! I see them and hear them...

  8. Wow, awesome poem Connie. Pulled me right in. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! Great poem, Connie. The next time the skies rumble, I'll be thinking of your poem. :)

    I don't see a whole herd of elephants, but I see two of them. (A very small herd, maybe?)

  10. Powerful Poem, Connie.

  11. You have a wonderful gift! Your imagery is fascinating! I will show this to my granddaughter. She loves elephants.

  12. Anonymous12/09/2018

    Normally I don't read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up
    very compelled me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thanks, quite great post.

  13. I do see a herd, and heavy rain clouds ARE like elephants. I never thought of it that way. Very clever, Connie.

  14. While I also didn't see the herd of elephants, I could imagine the storm through the words in your poem, Connie.


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