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Volumes of Nature

Volumes of Nature

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

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Volumes of Nature

 

 

in the still of the night
lightning dances across the sky
like a painter's brush on canvas.

rain unremittingly beats like a drum
on the tarp of a neighbors pool,

while flashes of light

encroach the darkness            
with ominous claps of thunder.  

 

i pull at my covers like a child,
trepidation mounts
as fear hastens the rhythm

of my own erratic  breathing.


time in digital formation fastidiously blinks

as volumes of nature dissipate

in the still of the night.





 


© 2019 Kelly Scheppers


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Great details! Saying "tarp of a neighbor's pool" is one of those brief details that sets an entire scene . . . & you convey the perfect mix of fascination & trepidation that I feel when experiencing a powerful storm, as a child or adult. I also love how this could be a metaphor for how it can feel when faced with the storm of someone else's anger or grief or betrayal (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


love it, a very descriptive poem, i particularly like... "lightning dances across the sky
like a painter's brush on canvas."
reminds me of the times when i was still flying & saw the lightning also go upwards & pop out of the top of clouds.
cheerio carola

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

The lady pilot - yes, I remember you! Thank you so much, Carola. I'm glad you enjoyed my offering .. read more
the power and beauty of nature often has this dual nature of being awe inspiring and also scary.... unlike you out there on the west coast, here in Pa. we got a lot of rain past 2 years.... there is nothing like sitting out on the back deck as the rain literally pours from the sky and it seems that time itself has stopped...

love your poem Kelly...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

How well I remember sitting on my front porch, watching it rain. There was no better place to be du.. read more
Amazing metaphors here, I l love the words “ rain unremittingly beats like a drum” I feel as if I’m there! Lovely choice of descriptive words! 👍

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Betty. Nice to meet you!
Betty Hermelee

4 Months Ago

I love comment exchange , it’s really helpful!
Being warm and safe inside, while simultaneously enjoying one of nature's impressive light shows is a rare experience to be thoroughly savored.
Great imagery

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you kindly, Dave. I overwhelmingly agree!
What a wonderfully pleasant read full of nice, sensual adjectives and lending the reader to a frightful crescendo before easing back into the promise of better weather. Personally, I love storms, especially at night.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Me, too, Fabian. We don't get many thunderstorms here in California, and it makes me long for a rai.. read more
Very descriptive imagery well penned love it!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Katrina.
My oh my! I can feel the rumble of the house from the roaring thunder. See the sky lit up by the spears of lightning tearing open the night from its' darkness. Kelly I so much enjoy the imagery you have painted.
I appreciate the fear you feel from this stormy onslaught. Thank you for it all.

Take care - Dave

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I'll be honest with you, Dave, I miss hearing those storms. Never thought I would! So glad you enjo.. read more
Wonderful !!!... Have lived through many storms in my life.. You have painted a perfect picture of nature's events.....Well done..

Jazzy

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Jazzy! Wonderful having you here!
J. J.  Nightingale

4 Months Ago

Thanks.... and...YOU are welcome..
You've captured both the beauty and danger of the storm in wonderful thrilling fashion.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I think it was the kid in me who remembered! Thank you, Edie!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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