“Fall Fury”

Winds whisk hard-driven rain water
into mini spouts
and twisted peaks

Street lights beam reflected patterns
onto swirling rivulets
and flooded tarmac.

Stranded cars and boats are toppled
as nature flogs
the vanities of man.

The fury of a hurricane
levels the playing field.

(Written for dVerse Poetics, “Weather You Like It, or Not”. November 10, 2015.) This is a bit of a stretch–it’s raining here, but certainly not a hurricane, and our boats are moored in backyards rather than on water.

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15 Responses to “Fall Fury”

  1. I’m glad you took some poetic license with the prompt because this paints such a striking image.

  2. Mary says:

    Oh, there is little defense against a hurricane! It levels the playing field indeed.

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A spirited piece, it nails down the heavy precipitation following the drought of summer. We can, perhaps, influence the weather extremes if we muzzle & control global warming; but perhaps we have procrastinated for too long.

  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Powerfully expressed 🙂

  5. Grace says:

    Love the energetic word play ~ I do believe that nature can easily flog the vanities of men ~

    I think we are having the same weather, smiles ~

  6. Glad this isn’t real, but it sounded and felt real.


  7. Bodhirose says:

    I’ve been through several hurricanes…they are a force to be reckoned with. You describe their fury very well!

  8. Cane of Sugar
    ‘Cane of Wind Now
    one instant pleasure
    one long lesson then
    Nature teaches
    survive alive..
    Waves Change..:)

  9. Convincing exaggeration!

  10. lynn__ says:

    Excellent writing…I believed every word 😉

  11. The drama of this is perfect! I’m glad you exaggerated!

  12. kanzensakura says:

    Having been through a few hurricanes and nor’easters, this poem so captures the sound, fury, drama, and danger.

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