The posings of a poet.

Thunder Us

English: Intercloud lightnings over Toulouse (...

Hold your applause.


     had a conversation
With air
   and cloud
   and all that nation
“I will provide you
   with such a show
But your applause
   need be heard
      down below!”
“How can we clap?”
    The air did say
“We have no hands
       on which to play
The sounds of an
     adoring throng.”
This bothered lightning
   but before long
“I think I have
         the solution.
Though it will take
some resolution.”
“Let’s hear it,”
  said the wary sky.
Lightning was coy
  and she wondered
“I will strike down
    through your core.
Then as you snap back
   as you were before
The sound will be like
     great applause!
Do not fear this greater cause.”
“We will just
     be moving on.
Feel free to flash
        we have gone!”
She got up and moved
   in such a hurry
That she fell into
     lightning’s fury
The sound of such
      a simple blunder
Was lightning’s applause
we call




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23 thoughts on “Thunder Us

  1. ~Lady Day on said:

    Love this…as always:)

  2. ahhhh…I always love the mythology behind natural occurrences

  3. Utterly brilliant, I’ll be sharing this one, hope that’s OK with you 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Polly and commented:
    An utterly brilliant poem by Dan Bowman – don’t miss this!

  5. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on said:

    Polly was so right…this great…
    Thank you for sharing!
    Take Care…

  6. Wow — on a roll my friend 🙂 Loved it !!

  7. Oh this is really really good – found you through Polly – thank you

  8. Great poem and great image. I just wish we weren’t having quite so many of those thunderstorms at the moment! What an idea, to make lightning a coy lady…

  9. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while. I had a great time — love your work — and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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