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A Thunderstorm December 1, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Poetry & Humor.

A Thunderstorm
by Emily Dickinson

The wind begun to rock the grass
With threatening tunes and low, –
He flung a menace at the earth,
A menace at the sky.

The leaves unhooked themselves from trees
And started all abroad;
The dust did scoop itself like hands
And throw away the road.

The wagons quickened on the streets,
The thunder hurried slow;
The lightning showed a yellow beak,
And then a livid claw.

The birds put up the bars to nests,
The cattle fled to barns;
There came one drop of giant rain,
And then, as if the hands

That held the dams had parted hold,
The waters wrecked the sky,
But overlooked my father’s house,
Just quartering a tree.



1. laurie - December 1, 2007

can i assume this means you’re getting the weather today?

we are too–ten inches of snow, topped by ice.

2. Rambling Man - December 2, 2007

yep you got it laurie – the west coast of ireland is having some of thwe worst waves ever recorded ! 45 feet or more in some places …

here in the south east we’re making do with force 8 winds and driving rain !

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