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Inspired by the recent storm.

A Mighty Wind.

Water_witch-2by Abigael03 Nov 2013

After the storm
the wind's gale force fury subsides
in a cloud-patched-quilt
of blue sky.

After the storm
nature sings soprano dressed in red
with copper and gold,
an autumnal gown.

After the storm
the sun flares in sinuous streaks
of sparkle, snaking
over trees.

After the storm
the doves fine feathered breasts
fluff up, sun warmed
to rest.

After the storm
many chestnut leaves are strewn,
it's spiny fruits harvested
by the wind.

After the storm
I circle carefully around and check
for any damage
to our nest.