Storm's Symphony, a poem written by Mike Turner at Spillwords.com

Storm’s Symphony

Storm’s Symphony

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

Nature’s symphony begins
With the kettle drums’ distant thunder
Rolling
Building in intensity
Punctuated by the crash
Of the cymbals
Electric in their stabs
Polished brass flashing before our eyes
Now enter strings
As a wild rush of wind
Piling onto themselves to a high pitch
Then joined below by the woodwinds
Their rush across the landscape
Accompanied by horns
All in a pounding, pulsating fury
As bells and percussion beat a tattoo
Of steel shots of rain pounding on the rooftops
Having reached their crescendo
Each section falls off
Percussion, horn, woodwind
Strings, cymbals, drums
Until at last
We are left with the trilling of piccolo and flute
Signaling the end of the maelstrom
Birds singing in treetops
As the raging storm passes
And the concert comes to a close

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. Named 2017 Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the North America Country Music Associations International, Mike’s original songs have received airplay in the US, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and on the US Armed Forces Radio Network. He is co-founder of Music For World Peace Records, an indie record label specializing in original songs that promote world peace and oppose war. Mike’s poetry has been published in numerous print and on-line journals and anthologies; his first published poem was placed with Spillwords in 2019. Mike’s debut poetry collection, “Visions and Memories,” was published in July 2021 by Sweetycat Press and is available in select bookstores and on Amazon.
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