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An Africa Thunderstorm

Rating: 3.2

From the west
Clouds come hurrying with the wind
Turning sharply
Here and there
Like a plague of locusts
Whirling,
Tossing up things on its tail
Like a madman chasing nothing.

Pregnant clouds
Ride stately on its back,
Gathering to perch on hills
Like sinister dark wings;
The wind whistles by
And trees bend to let it pass.

In the village
Screams of delighted children,
Toss and turn
In the din of the whirling wind,
Women,
Babies clinging on their backs
Dart about
In and out
Madly;
The wind whistles by
Whilst trees bend to let it pass.

Clothes wave like tattered flags
Flying off
To expose dangling breasts
As jagged blinding flashes
Rumble, tremble and crack
Amidst the smell of fired smoke
And the pelting march of the storm.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Percy Mndlhovu 18 October 2014

meaning of stately

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Percy Mndlhovu 18 October 2014

name two things which the wind has done.(refer to line 12-13)

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Percy Mndlhovu 18 October 2014

meaning of stately

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natalia 23 October 2018

what does the line To expose dangling means

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 February 2021

Powerful and poignant write with superb imagery.

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Raheem 09 December 2020

Do y’all get the answer and question

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Daniel George 09 December 2020

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 June 2020

As jagged blinding flashes Rumble, tremble and crack Amidst the smell of fired smoke And the pelting march of the storm. a very fine poem. indeed. tony

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alucia 30 October 2019

what an interesting poem

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alicia''s conscience 09 December 2020

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