The Awakening Rose of Thunder

The Awakening Rose of Thunder

A Poem by anne p. murray- LadeeAnne



Fractured fragments of terracotta stones.
Random pieces of broken seashells.
Scattered beaches with gritty sand
endured their substance as ragged patches
for her tattered, broken heart.


The mortar was damp from tears
that fell like foggy, misty rain
on delicate, shattered glass.
Amethyst, turquoise skys filled the air
with the earthy smell of oncoming storms.


Every fiber unraveled and unnerved her senses.
as if she were on fire, leaving her skin
like that of a peeled orange, revealing the depth
and layers of her strangled emotions.

In the dark stillness of the night,
she heard the roaring, blood curdling,

rhythmic drumbeats of rumbling thunder,
shooting its devouring bolts of lightning
shaking the whole of all Creation.

She stood in the shadows, aching, bewildered
running breathlessly, seeking a fortress of safety
as the drumbeats followed her every move.
The whole Earth was suddenly filled with many
echoed songs of past remembered moons.

The wind was furious as it whipped
the ocean in a roar of thunderous waves.
Suddenly the comfort in a landscape
void of trees stirred her soul.

Her spirit began to rise as a gentle
wind teased and kissed her face,
sending its gentle tap of a mild
whispering breeze across her brow.

She felt the ground beneath her feet
reassuring her she'd regained
her soulful, celestial gravity, as the
silence of the night whispered to her heart

She looked up into the sky,
as it began sending its pure,
cleansing, tears of soothing rain.

Suddenly she was safe
in the sanctuary of Earth's choreography.
She began her elegant, graceful, dance~

comforted by it's soothing, gentle rhythms~


Kahlil Gibran

"But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure


Anne P Murray 2011

© 2011 anne p. murray- LadeeAnne

Author's Note

anne p. murray- LadeeAnne
"Have the courage to use your own reason" ~ Sapere Aude

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Sound poetry I enjoyed it!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Very well written, very descriptive. Beautiful piece. Good job.

Posted 11 Years Ago

my favorite line:"past remembered moons" ~~~What a concept! :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

What a beautiful pain that is cleansed away in this vast world.. this creation epic of life and love. Your words lift and linger, and leave the most satisfying hope to dance.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on June 1, 2011
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anne p. murray- LadeeAnne
anne p. murray- LadeeAnne

Birmingham, AL

I'm not an extraordinary woman, simply put... I'm just a normal, ordinary one. In my private life I am gingerly cautious with the people I meet, but fearless in the words I write. Not an extrove.. more..