Poems and Pix

The Storm

Dark clouds roll in the sky like a herd of roaming bisons,

thunderous drums echo a fanfare announcing the storm to arrive

blinding flashes turn the clouds alight and the lightning strikes

with strident claps.

All powerful forces of nature manifest with energy and clamor,

the smell of the storm and its burning peculiar aroma

invade my nostrils and send shivers to my spine,

my hair stand straight by the effect of the ionized air.

O nature I hear you and feel you I do thank you

for providing all the wonderful beauty I adore and more.

Now you grace me by showering me with fresh rain

to bathe my body and soul with purified water that come from heaven

to cleanse my aura once more.

Thank you O nature for completing the cycle of life!

Praised be the One that created you!

Poem and photography Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

19 thoughts on “Poems and Pix

  1. That is beautiful HJ, both poem and photos. I am having a break from blogging for a bit, so if I don’t comment, you’ll know Where I am. I do hope to get back! thanks for your wonderful posts. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much Barbara! I will definitely miss your posts and kind comments. Just make sure that you’ll get back! πŸ™‚ ❀

  2. Great stuff. Your birds are fascinating. The Mourning Dove is beautiful and your Grackle, I have never seen the like. Is it about the same size as a Starling. It seems to share some of the behaviours that I associate with Starlings. Nice poem, it felt like I was there πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Colin, the Grackles are larger than the Starlings but they are related.
      I appreciated your comments very much! πŸ™‚

    • Have you ever heard a bison herd running? I have in Wyoming, the sound is like thunder and the ground vibrates under you. This herd was only into the hundreds! Can you imagine how it was when they roamed in herd of millions!.
      Thanks Lisa! πŸ™‚

      • Wow, no, I haven’t heard a bison herd running. Fantastic! There’s a herd of bison at Fermilab but maybe only 20-30 individuals, I don’t think they run…too far. πŸ™‚

  3. I was taken with the bison reference too, and can easily imagine the thunder of sound and vibration under your feet. Love the colours of the mourning dove. Wonderful photos.

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