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Mountain Storm

Cumulonimbus lurking,
peering over white-topped peaks
like childhood's hunchbacked monsters
waiting there to pounce.
Shadows lick the creviced slopes
as white and green become grey
lights flash behind the drawn shades
of ominous clouds.
Darkness pours into valleys
where rows of birches waver
as if nervously laughing
on the river shore.
Relentlessly advancing
the storm growls and cracks and snaps
and the landscape disappears
behind wind and rain.

God’s angry swords slash the dark
each plunge deep with loud report
and all bow at its’ advance,
some shatter and fall.
Gone now, like it never came,
still grumbling as it departs
to disturb more peaceful scenes
beyond the valley.
Halfway up the mountainside
the sun plays at the tree line,
below, a more peaceful grey
ushers in the night.

Written Nov 10, 2012
Ist Place in Russell Sivey's Natural Dodoitsu Contest
Which closed Dec. 31, 1012

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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:36:00 AM
    Craig, , Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 10:54:00 AM
    Cumulontulations!! A beautifully described scene through this masterful sequence of dodoitsu, Craig! Very nice! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:03:00 PM
    I have relived the storm with you, thank you. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:45:00 PM
    This is truly a beautifully descriptive poem. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 11:53:00 AM
    Cumulonimbus!... a craigish delight.. sweet congrats on your top win, C.. huggs

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig, , love the double impact winning poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Ohhh! Now, I really like this one. You made a lot of really nice pictures for us. I've learned to expect that from you, though. RAY

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:11:00 AM
    A masterpiece indeed. My hearty congratulations on your super win my dear friend Craig. Thank you so much for sharing as well. So love it. Cheers! love lots and big hugs, Leonoa

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Masterfully penned, Craig....You ruled the elements....Congrats on your win. Would you kindly read my sonnet Night of Love and give me your opinion???? Thanks

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:16:00 PM
    I love the sky, all of its glory amazes me, as do your words....splendid write...Congrats on your first place win :)

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:26:00 PM
    a fine mighty poem.......... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Another win! I remember this one from before. You had me at Cumulonimbus - my favourite type of cloud! haha :) Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Oh wow, I love this one. It's right up my alley. It's my favorite I've read for this contest so far. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Craig ~A.O

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:35:00 AM
    wow!!!very descriptive write my friend Craig. Congratulations on your win!! Good day! Maria

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:44:00 AM
    For awhile there, I could feel the earth vibrate under my, great job, Craig! You are on a roll !!! Congratulations once again!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Very well described storm Craig ....congrats...Donna

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:18:00 AM
    Craig, great write. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Craig, this is excellent! The images portrayed are so vivid. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:14:00 PM
    another win with this stunner. I am not surprised. And congrats again!!