Nor'easter Dance

Nor'easter Dance

A Poem by Karen Redburn
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Temperatures fall chilling rose skin

Dark clouds horizontal and low

Grey woolen blankets wrapped round kin

Frothing stew, Nor'easter winds blow 


Polar bear gusts blasting West East

Novembers witch spring in her steps 

Ice queen descends tropical feast

Conflicted forces hot cold depths


Lightning flashes cracked canvas numb

Ghost images in falling hail

Submerged cars to forces succumb 

Roads transmuted, rivers from gail


Sudsy eruption sea walls dashed

Drunk on tropical cool cocktails

Destructive sight, glorious bash

Conjoin fire and ice folktales


Intrigued, human nature looks on

Its sight beguiles the senses

Natural muscles flexing brawn

Reminder how weak our fences


One final wave Nor'easter ends

Disorienting the Silence

Polar bear sleeps white curtain falls

The witch curtsey's exits stage North

© 2018 Karen Redburn


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First off, I love the imagery in this! The way you personified the Noreaster is very natural as if I could see the storm doing the things you describe, as a person as well as the natural force that it is. It has a natural poetic tone that isn't too overdramatic either so that is also a big plus. The stanzas that stood out to me were the 4th and 6th ones, especially since they had some key descriptive words and human attributes. I felt as if I could feel the brisk wind of a Noreaster while reading this and that's what writing ought to do; take you to that scene, and make you feel as if you are in the action. Overall, a lovely poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Hi Karen. Unusually for SW England in mid March we have our second significant snowfall in about three weeks. When I say significant, I'm talking ... oh, 5cm perhaps!!!!! News covered with it, relegating Russian poisoning and Brexit to 30 second slots. Never mind what other countries get - this is real winter! So I laugh in the face of your nor'easter - we hardy English would prevail above such gentle forces. Oh wait; what was that you said about polar bear gusts; and submerged cars; and ice queen? Well maybe you get it bad sometimes too :=)). Some lovely chilling brush strokes on a canvas, which as you say, is cracked and numb. Perhaps I'll stay here. Very nice work! BRs Nigel.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

Hi Nigel, 5 whole cm's? Say it isn't so! Sadly the same thing is happening here, rain storms are no .. read more
Nigel Newman

1 Year Ago

Karen, I think we'd spend nearly all our 'outdoor' time in the covered walkways. That said, when we .. read more
Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

The concourse (covered walkways) are the warmest option to travel Toronto. We visited NB and PEI two.. read more
Karen - you portray some very powerful and graphic images. Having just experienced a tremendous Nor'easter I can rerun it through my mind with your words. Very nicely done.

Take care - Dave



Posted 1 Year Ago


Dave

1 Year Ago

I'm originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey. we got some snow down there when i was a child, but .. read more
Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

The storms are becoming more severe all over. I have to be honest, we get snow storms pretty much ev.. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

When I taught 8th grade one of our end of the year destinations was Niagara Falls and Toronto. What.. read more
Your descriptions are poetically worded, but the images are so graphic. My favourite line is
"Sudsy eruption sea walls dashed". I live near the sea and love photographing waves and foam pattern, but this analogy had never occurred to me before Excellent!!.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the kind comments. Funny you mention the "Sudsy eruption" I was watching a clip of the.. read more
So nice really good lots of talent i'm jealous

Posted 1 Year Ago


Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

Thanks, this was a learning experience. Started reading up on these storms hitting parts of tje worl.. read more
You could shorten this without losing much effect. It's pretty dandy as it is, I might just be a word economy Nazi.

Have you ever gone up to the northern parts of your country? Like, above the artic circle?

The cold is quite terrifying. You'll never forget it. (after which you might move to California or Florida)



Posted 1 Year Ago


Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

Thank you for commenting. I love words and a bit of a hopeless romantic at times when it comes to st.. read more
A complex, timely and most apt write as ever there was................N

Posted 1 Year Ago


Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

Yes, so many parts of the UK and the states hit with wild storms over the past week. Nor'easters hav.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Good Morning Karen... Yes, truly awe inspiring

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Karen Redburn

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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