Thursday, March 17, 2011

Inkpen Poetry Day: "Before a Storm"

Sometimes I try to make up new rhyme patterns to use in my poetry. I don't always fall in love with the particular pattern, but it's fun writing in a different style now and then. Here's the latest one! :)


"Before a Storm"
By Rachel Heffington

The thunderheads are mustering
In ranks across the fields
With iron-colored shields
And oft the wind is blustering.

A wild gust, like battle-cry
Without a voice, is tossed
And in the tempest lost.
Roars forth and shakes the low'ring sky.

The poplars bend in flutt'ring dread
Of dancing to the psalm
Writ in the fearful calm
By minstrel-clouds with pens of lead.

Then with a final howling blast
The gale-solider bends
And from his hand sends
Fleet rain-fledged arrows at last.

3 comments:

Daughter of the King said...

Oh, that was LOVELY! I really enjoyed it. :-D I love storms, and this seemed to capture it very well.

Blessings,
~Hannah Grace

Katie said...

Nice Rachel!!
Hey, I like all the pictures of the ladies on her!! =)

Anne-girl said...

Beautiful! Oh no! the dreaded exclamation point!