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Two-faced Tempest

Wind, your double essence is well-known.
Whispered summer breezes you exhale;
Then suddenly you turn.  You surge and wail,
Expelling rage, you bluster or you moan.
Your brute relentless nature then is shown
For you become a cyclone, Hound of Hell,
Or show yourself a monsoon, squall, or gale.
Unquelled, a devil’s wrath with dust is sown.

As you intone, we’re stricken by your power.
Whipping wind, who thrashes us below,
You’re merciless until that final hour
Your vehemence ceases.  Gust, I hate you so.
You scour Earth for those who next must cower.
Two-faced tempest, most indeed you BLOW!

I used the theme found in "Wheeze of a Wind" which had been entered 
by Nette in another of Cyndi MacMillan's contests:
Timeless Yet Contemporary, A Sonnet Thang

Note to Nette: My sonnet cannot hold a candle to yours. I think your contemporary one was better than my traditional one; however, I hope you can feel my anger about wind in it!! I just love how you did your modern sonnet for Cyndi!! BTW, I MISS you. Where ARE you anyway???

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:08:00 PM
    oooooo you're lovely when you're angry lol. This is a great poem Andrea, I'm writing one about a storm myself at mo, not finished yet. Can't find the contest you mention and am suprised you want it entered, personally I din't think it that good, was a rushed job but thanks . If you're still struggling with Becca's just enter the title then Rebecca Lucas you tube, gets you straight there. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:21:00 PM
    nette sure had her own style! lovely tribute verse. Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win Andrea! Great job as usual!! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Andrea, congratulations in Cyndi's contest for Nette, " Netted by WORDS: HER SILVERED, TENDER WEB" :-( sure missing her loveliness around here. XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Andrea, a wonderfully written tribute poem for Nette--hugs to you and Nette

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:50:00 AM
    My huge and hearty congratulations on your win, too my dearest friend! A great write as always! I'm sure our dear friend Nette will love this so much too! Thank you so much for this superbly beautiful poem! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:08:00 PM
    Another lovely trbute to Nette. She will love it.....Seren

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Oh, I like this one Andrea ;} going to fav's

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:38:00 PM
    wow, an awesome sonnet and a great tribute to Nette - she'll just love this, my friend

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Ah yes, the fickle wind - much like a woman, warm one minute, raving the next. Hey! Put down that rolling pin. I'm just kidding - sort of. Very dramatic opus. Mucho impressive. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:48:00 AM
    nicely done! and i love your dedication too - i hope she sees it :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:24:00 AM
    Well done here Andrea. Yes, Nette is so missed. I often think about her and really wonder and worry where she might be. hope she is all good. her poetry and love shone through soup.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 11:09:00 AM
    The wind whispers softly and screams like hell. Appease it's inner sanctum and promise not to tell. We kneel and pray to survive the day. And ask forgiveness to let us stay. Weeping Willow dances insane. Like Captain Dan in the crows nest, it laughs at the rain. Bring it on God, to a fateful bane.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:50:00 AM
    FAVED! I can definitely relate to this one. I get attacked by wind every single day when I walk to work. However, my angry thoughts are never as beautifully crafted as this :)

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:42:00 PM
    I can sense the wind power here Andrea, we are going to get some here over the next few days.." not so good for myself; 'just a weeks mild weather would be good right now!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 3:57:00 PM
    wonderful! a beautiful tribute and a gorgeous poem on its own, too...

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:35:00 PM
    this is sheer classical poetry, Andrea, and a wonderful tribute to nette's work...

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:35:00 PM
    I think you did great with this one. The wind is unpredictible - we never know how it's going to blow. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Wow oh wow !! I feel the anger at the wind !!! Well done !! A winner in my book !!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Reads like winning material..See you in the winners' lineup..Thanks for stopping by..I hope that your day is good..Sara