Thursday, April 28, 2016

kansas thunderstorms (or miracles made manifest)

it's been said
that they "roll in"
like ocean waves

and they do

but before that happens
there is sometimes
complete calm

one can almost hear
butterfly songs
cross the way

then, in the time it takes a field mouse
to blink his innocent eye

the wind picks up

clouds roll
to a distant rumble
lightening bursts bright
as rain pelts down
on a dry land

by and by
tis calm


"A thunder-storm--the eloquence of heaven,
When every cloud is from its slumber riven,
Who hath not paused beneath its hollow groan,
And felt Omnipotence around him thrown?"
           ~Robert Montgomery, from The Omnipresence of the Deity

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