To Face A Giant

To Face A Giant

A Poem by Rae Merkle

A volley of thunder

stirs above my head,

and the rain echoes a reply,

as I observe with halted breath.

 

From the back porch,

I hold the pressure in my chest,

and almost dare the downpour

to reach out, touch my feet, 

my hands, my face-- 

the doors are wide open!

 

There is a pause, taut as a bow,

before another volley sounds.

And without a word, I watch 

as the colossus marches on, 

leaving me overwhelmed 

with the urge to bow.

© 2021 Rae Merkle


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I really love this write, I like what John said as well.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Indeed, the clouds of an oncoming storm can be overwhelming. Especially if they're shaped like a funnel.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Simply amazing, enjoyed this

Posted 1 Week Ago


Outstanding. You conjure both fear and wonderment at the passing storm. The best poem I've read today.

Posted 1 Week Ago



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Added on November 16, 2021
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Tags: romanticism, sublime, free verse


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