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Finding shelter

Updated on July 14, 2012

Black mountains rise.

Storm on high.

Black and orange,

tainted western sky.

The forest rumbles,

wind whipping the green terrain.

Flashes of lightning.

The rumble of thunder.

Find your shelter

and hide under.

Splashes of bright light

streak across the sky.

Illuminate the darkened forest

and thick trunks of pine.

Tangles of grape vine

twist through tiny hemlock cones.

A spruce never wavers.

It's rooted deep in the ground.

A shelter for the nests

for when the water pours down.

Mica and talc.

Granite and marble.

Over the rocks the water flows,

cascading over cliffs

in the shadows.

In the trees a deer stands still,

two doe by her side.

They wait under the branches

until the flashes reside.

Mud tumbles down the mountainside.

Rain pours on the lake.

Geese huddle closely,

in a tall grassy place.

A quiet toad

digs deep in the mud.

Ants crawl high

in a hollow tree trunk.

The streams fill to capacity

and dance over the falls.

Lakes and ponds replenish.

A raven finally calls.

Fish dive deep.

An electric charge cleans the air.

The storm waters the earth drunk,

and makes clean the air.

Wash the earth.

A new silence makes way.

Water is birth.

Let it bring a new day

and the new day bring in the sun.



By Joanne Kathleen Farrell

author of Liberty for the Lion Shield

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    • janeenjesse@yahoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanne Kathleen Farrell 

      6 years ago from Rensselaer NY

    • janeenjesse@yahoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanne Kathleen Farrell 

      6 years ago from Rensselaer NY

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile image

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I like to run around in the rain, because it feels good. Financial storms I can definitely see myself needing shelter for that.

    • janeenjesse@yahoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanne Kathleen Farrell 

      6 years ago from Rensselaer NY

      I think of the animals who need shelter in a storm and people who need shelter from financial storms.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile image

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Why would you want to find shelter with so much happening around you? Very nice imagery.

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