Perfect Storm – Haiku Sequence

Perfect Storm

Charcoal clouds
begin to form on
blue canvas of sky
 
Moving quickly
across the expanse
Darkness hovering
 
Menacingly
Spawning thunder claps
Booming loudly
 
Lightning cracks
open the sky
on cue
 
Together
in perfect concert
they perform
 
Before bowing
in acceptance of
the rain’s applause
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Frank Tassone is hosting D'Verse Poets Pub
tonight and has prompted us with
a Haiku Sequence.
You can write your haiku using the
traditional 5-7-5 syllable count.
Alternatively, you can write haiku
that can be read aloud in a breath,
using a short-long-short format,
without a syllable count.

Image by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay 

  27 comments for “Perfect Storm – Haiku Sequence

  1. July 31, 2020 at 12:09 am

    A perfect poem

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • July 31, 2020 at 10:08 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  2. July 31, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Oh! I love this show put on by nature, Christine!❤️🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Thanks so much Punam ☺️💕

      • July 31, 2020 at 9:09 am

        You are welcome, dear!😂

      • July 31, 2020 at 9:09 am

        Oops! Wrong emoji!🤦🏻
        🥰

      • Christine Bolton
        August 1, 2020 at 9:59 am

        Lol 🤣

      • August 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

        😂😂

  3. July 31, 2020 at 2:52 am

    I love the rain applauding the performance of the thunder, very clever! Beautiful imagery too! ✨

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Thank you! Yes, the ultimate light show ☺️💕

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  4. July 31, 2020 at 10:28 am

    i really like how this flows and the great climax at the end. Beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Dwight. I appreciate it ☺️

  5. July 31, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Brilliant! I experience the essence of the storm in your sequence! Well-done!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thanks so much Frank. I had been playing around with the poem for several days and it wasn’t coming together. Then I saw your prompt and it just happened! Thank you! ☺️

  6. July 31, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Lovely 💙

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Thanks Paula! ☺️

  7. July 31, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Such a perfect concert to see!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Thanks Grace ☺️

  8. July 31, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Now, this is as beautiful a description of a thunderstorm as I have ever read. Wonderful!

  9. July 31, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Sound and light in harmony.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Ken

  10. Christine Bolton
    August 1, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Thanks Ken. It’s alwAys a beautiful light show 🙂

  11. August 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Excellent imagery. I could feel the storm! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you Colleen 😊

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