Storm Damage

Winter reveals what
foliage had hidden —
paths of destruction,
random felling of trees.
Victims of violent storms
and shallow roots.

Scattered trunks laid low,
resembling battlefield dead,
those still standing like
sentries over slain comrades.

English: Fallen pine trees in Dundurn Wood, Da...

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Storm Damage

  1. Your image and poem work SO well together, Mark. Great descriptive poem. 🙂

  2. Vivid. Storms, whether atmospheric or metaphorically emotional, always strew debris. Well done

  3. Nice work. Enjoyed that, Mark.

  4. I like the comparison of the fallen/standing trees to fallen/still standing soldiers. Certainly an evocative metaphor.

    -Nicole

  5. enjoyed your words…thanks for sharing

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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