October Storm Prelude
Cling on to the branches,
mandarin and lime,
still-life in this breathless
Clouds come in,
a shroud of gunmetal
a taunting chill,
a silenced song —
the wind will howl
as the wolf
and at full moon
Tomorrow my tears
fall with the rain
for the broken
and the fallen
by D. G. V. © 2012
*** Photography by Albena Markova
Dee – love the flavescent leaves and the colors in the first stanza and can feel the chill of the air with the howling wind. Are you in the hurricanes path in the northeast? Take all possible care and stay safe, my friend! K
Hi Kathleen, yes, we are in the path of the hurricane, right smack in the center of the target of the impending storm, so we are bracing ourselves… thank you for your concern, and I am glad you like the first stanza of the poem… I am holding on to the beauty of the autumn leaves, as these hold on for dear life, before the fierce winds come. Thank you, my friend! D
most beautiful poem, but sad to read that you’re writing it in the shadow of an impending hurricane. Hope all is well for you and it passes by with no harm to you or the trees….
Thank you so much, Valerie. It is eerily calm, and yet all the television and radio newscasts are warning us here in the Northeastern US to prepare for the onslaught of a storm of historic proportions. Today, I reveled in the sight of the magnificent autumnal trees in their wondrous splendor, and with you, I pray, that they will not suffer much harm during this predicted hurricane.
Your poem left me speechless (wordless) with its beauty and intensity. It is my favorite of yours that I have read, so far. I will say a prayer for you as I go tuck my daughter into bed in a few minutes. May you be tucked in safe and sound during this hurricane.
Blessings to you, Dee ~ Wendy
Thank you, Wendy, for your prayers and concern. We don’t know what to expect in the coming hours, but trust in the Lord for His protection and care. Blessings to you, too, Wendy… Dee
Just wanted to follow up and see how you are? Was your area hit hard? Take care.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Hi Wendy, thank you so much for your concern. We were affected by Hurricane Sandy here in NJ, but thankfully we are safe in our area compared to the Jersey Shore and other areas like Staten Island, NY. We sustained some damage due to the very strong winds, uprooted trees and power lines, but not as extensive —we also lost internet connectivity, so I was offline. We are slowly getting back to normalcy. I hope to get back to blogging soon. Blessings to you, Dee
Verbal colorography at its finest!
Thank you, John. I am humbled by your words; the term “verbal colorography” is striking. Wish you all the best… Dee
Such hauntingly beautiful words that have touched my heart. Thank you. So sorry to hear of the impending hurricane. I whispered an instant heartfelt prayer to Father for deliverance for you all. Blessings.
My heartfelt thanks, Lizzie Joy. I am blessed that the words of the poem touched your heart, and thank you for whispering a prayer for us all to the Father. Blessings to you, Dee
your writing so perfectly captures the waiting “on a tightrope…” before a storm, beautiful see is through the eyes of Nature…Beautiful!
It is striking that you sensed the “waiting on a tightrope” feeling in the words, Linda. Thank you so much for your lovely read. All my best, Dee
“Tomorrow my tears
fall with the rain
for the broken
and the fallen
Such eloquence! Beautiful poem.
I am touched by your kind words. Thank you so much. Blessings to you, too! Dee
Being not only from the Southeast but still in it, I’m fully aware of the feelings of trepidation that a violent storm can bring…and I’ve seen firsthand what they can do (Hugo). I’ve also experienced firsthand the Lord’s saving grace and power to keep safe and deliver (Hugo). Thank you for your beautiful words, Dee…by faith in His unbounded love may all be delivered and come through even stronger.
Amen, Lester. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of the Lord’s unbounded love, and for sharing your experience of the Lord’s saving grace and power for safety and deliverance. God bless you! Dee
beautiful, as always…and i am praying for you! oh how many times have the only words i knew been these: the Lord is my light and my salvation… love you!
Thank you so much for your prayers, Lorna. Truly, the Lord is our light and our salvation. Love you too! Dee
Beloved, Dee – this “Sandy,” hurts with you too – I dread the destruction of things that have taken years even generations to grow and gone or injured in a storm – be safe.
Dearest Sandy, thank you for being here, awaiting the storm with me. Love, Dee
Another beautiful poem and another beautiful picture. Truly magical. Stay safe in the storm!
Thank you, Janet. I am so glad you like this poem. Thank you for your concern as well. All my best, Dee
…I love this, and can feel the tension. But beyond that, beyond the ruin, another rest in the stillest promise of renewal. Be safe, sweet Dee…….. ~ All my love always, Bobbie
Dearest Bobbie, as sure as the cycle of the seasons, days of rain and storm come after days of sunshine. But there is a rest in knowing that God holds us in the palm of His hand. Thank you for your love and concern. Love, Dee
Such great contrast in that shot.
Yes, Lilly… the calm before the storm, the still-life capture of a perfect moment before the winds and the pelting rain wreak havoc… thank you, Lilly for your lovely visit… Dee
Dee, still praying for you! let me know how you are, if you can. sometimes all we can do is follow Jesus… much love, lorna
Thank you so much for your prayers, Lorna. The Lord protected us in spite of uprooted trees and fallen power lines. We are safe, and getting back to normalcy. Hope to get back to writing soon. Much love to you, too! Dee
Wonderful news, and i´m thanking the Lord right now. another ring in your tree…i feel Him smiling over you!
Yes, another ring in the tree, to rejoice in every day that the Lord has made! Love, Dee
Your blog is quite beautiful, I am enjoying my visit today. Keep up the wonderful work!
Thank you for your heartwarming comments. I enjoyed visiting your blog as well, and look forward to reading more.