The Calm

Sun extinguished, inner light shines forth

Keep the gloom at bay

Wind swept fields

Bracing for the rain

The black shapes

Blanketing the sky

Lightning strikes

Turn a blind eye

A memory saved

Of summer storms

No longer afraid

Forecast Warning

Foreboding horizon

Dark skies approach

First a distant rumbling

Then the sudden cold

Wind, rain and thunder rolls

Like waves, the crashing lightning

Silhouettes of the oaks

Bent like a coward’s back

Under threat from summer skies

Painted shades of grey and black

Find Spring

Try to outrun the weather

Clouds sever, disconnected from the sun

Bearing down

Storm brewing in the door yard

Hard rain

Soil begging for days

The dry spell is over

Sky coming down in waves


The storm carried on, thoughtless

Product of cause and effect

Bearing down on sense of security

Weathering confidence

Things oft change in a hurry

Will we plunge into night?

Will we huddle up, warm under flickering lights?

Blighted trees, twisting in the wind

Know this

Your first taste of spring

Stay the Course

Relax for a breath, then again into the sea

Massive swells

Threat of capsizing


Take it head on

Don’t turn your bow

There’s nowhere to run

Don’t succumb

Don’t take on water

From the blue above, to the dark blue under

Middle Weather

The cold rain falls

Wind whips it helter skelter

Change of seasons upon us

Still caught in the grips of winter

March comes hither

In like a lion

Roaring, clawing at windows

Best take shelter

Then, out like a lamb

Strange days on a northern strand

Wind Wail

Sun sets, giving rise to the wind

Scouring the earth

Leaves little but oblivion

Destruction in its’ wake

Another night, feeling nearby timbers quake


Suspended by thin nerves


Wailing through the woods

Shuddering Gale


Awning bucks in the wind

Tree trunks tremble

Torn limb from limb

Lights flicker

Early warning in effect

Windows shudder as I’m taking two steps back

Violent forces knocking at the door

Deadbolt and bar

Weathering the storm