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sudden storm
Lauren McBride

waves lapping softly ashore
birds etching tracks into damp sand
scold a rising red sun

gentle breeze grows angry
scattering birds
whipping steel-blue water into foam

rain pounding
thundering breakers flinging
luckless seaweed landward

wind wearies
bold sun creeping around clouds
drying rain

brown kelp blanket smothering sand
beckoning flies
crabs skittering back to water

waves lapping softly ashore
birds perching on posts
scold a golden setting sun

© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the authorís permission.

Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. She is the author of a poetry collection for teens, Aliens, Magic, and Monsters. Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.



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jose ramin:
@Parveen110: In response to your question - Breakers are rocks which are at shore to keep the sea from breaching into land. The author has very succinctly indicated that the seaweed now hapless are being washed ashore
Posted 04/22/2016 03:16 PM
Lovely imagery, great poem.
Posted 06/30/2015 10:20 PM
Rain pounding(self explanatory) Breakers are waves, so noisy waves washing seaweed ashore
Posted 06/30/2015 06:51 PM
Please explain: rain pounding thundering breakers flinging luckless seaweed landward
Posted 06/30/2015 11:01 AM
Yes Katrina "And smell the sweet perfume of salt in the air"
Posted 06/30/2015 08:04 AM
I love the total lack of punctuation, allowing powerful lines to let us in to a wild atmosphere. I can taste the salt.
Posted 06/30/2015 06:57 AM
Grew up near the ocean, more rock than sand. This is a wonderful poem, I love a thunderstorm.nature at its most awesome.
Posted 06/30/2015 04:44 AM

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