Lateral winds vertical masts;
Whining screams through riggings;
On faded black waters
Moored boats line dance
The storm is raging,
The Med is churning
In muddy jade breakers.
She slams piers and jetties
The sea is running,
Overreaching the beach,
Scrambling to escape
Her boundaries of sand
From an eastern front
Dark shapeless clouds
Gallop through the sky;
The wind inhales the sea
Stranded with grounded gulls
My soul vibrates in the roaring sounds
The raw power courses through me
Moves through skin and bones
Powerful. It’s nice to be humbled by the power of a good storm now and then.
Thank you John. The storm has been here for two days now and it looks like it is going to stay for a while. When I walked the marina, the energy unleashed was palpable. Electrically charged and magnificent.
Let me think of what to say about this poem, I will be back if I know
for the time being let us say am wondering did the weather change that fast or you changed jobs to be a sailor and now we have storms of titanic proportions?
Funny! You know that I live in a costal town on the Mediterranean, right? There is a marina where lots of boats moor for the winter. And yes, we are having storms after storms…. may be not of titanic proportions but still quite powerful.
Am catching on fast I can see. I love the poetry
Thank you Noel.
Shakes head in admiration
Tilts head to side with question mark Smile
Tu es encore etonnante.
Cette poeme a la puissance de la tempete.
Merci. Je fais de mon mieux. Smile. Tu vas bien?
Mesmerising – I particularly like “The wind inhales the sea hungrily”…
Thank you. The rain smelled and tasted (yes!) like the sea, and it made me think of a very fast water cycle with poetic licence of course.
Ah, the power and majesty of a good strong storm…, there’s nothing like it…, and you journaled its character so very well, Em.
Thank you Paul. I do enjoy a good storm.
I think you are the sea.
I am far from being as fascinating as the sea…but I do have my moments of madness just like she does in this poem, I’ll grant you. Smile.