Storm song

‘Twas a blue, storm and gold dappled morning in TN when I wrote this a couple of years ago. It’s always fun to visit the zest of a younger self. I remember walking out in the morning and watching the sun struggle with the rain and catch a single gold-leafed tree in its beams. It was a speech-stealing sight. I tried to jot down the sight and this poem was the result. I was reminded of it in KY as the trees there (thanks to an awful drought) are just now turning. Gwen and I would pass whole stands of golden trees on our twilight drives.

The wind was a song,
The trees, like girls,
Danced in the dawn,
Of an autumn world.

Golden their dresses,
Crimson their hair,
Graceful their swaying,
In rain-washed air.

Sweet was the wind-song,
The sun caught his tune,
Flung fingers of gold,
Through storm cloud gloom,

I watched, heart alive,
In that mystical dawn,
Caught the tune in my heart,
And took up the song.

And there you have it. Happy November day to you.



Filed under Nature, Poetry

5 responses to “Storm song

  1. susan501

    Lovely poem. Thankyou for sharing. I liked the bit about the trees being like girls with their golden dresses and crimson hair.


  2. Sigh…a romantic soul you are. I visit your site often for a few stolen moments of peace.

  3. What a beautiful short poem! I read it to a co-worker a few minutes ago, and while we were listening to Joel’s songs, she suggested I put it with a photo she knows I made several years ago, sooooo—- as soon as I get a chance, expect a little something in your email inbox about 3MB in size.

    And I am so envious of your days in autumn color. It is still green down here and in the 80’s!

    all my luv.

    Uncle Wiley

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