Angry Storm Poem by Kim Barney

Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

Angry Storm

Rating: 4.9

The storm is an angry lion;
With one hoarse, strident roar
He sends the small animals
Scurrying to shelter.
The gnashing of his teeth
Is a flash of sparks
That precedes the raucous
Rumble of his voice.
His nebulous mane is dark and dense,
A signal of his danger.
With an icy claw
He strikes and slashes the saplings,
Striving to evict his prey.
Failing in this,
He drenches their domain
With bitter tears of rage.

Angry Storm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: animals,cloud,coldness,danger,nature,nebula,noise,rain,shelter,storm
This poem was originally published in the newspaper Salt Lake Tribune in 1973, and in 1975 in the book Utah Sings, a collection of poetry by Utah poets.

Original title was
'The Storm', but if you do a PH search for that title, it is not found, so I am changing the title today (8 April 2017)to see if a PH search will now find it.
Rebecca Navarre 25 November 2016

How Powerfully Etched! ! ! ! ! Strongly Moving Poem! ! ! Very Vivid! ! ! ! ! Excellently Done! ! ! ! ! ! 10S! ! ! ! ! Thank You So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! !

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Laurie Van Der Hart 14 March 2017

Hey Kim! You mean you wrote this back in 1973? So you are really 102... Took up your challenge to read and I can see why you wanted some feedback. It's brilliant! A very effective, sustained metaphor. So fitting to compare a storm to a lion. I love the tears in the end. Never seen a lion cry before, but I'm willng to believe it! I'm African, remember? Laurie

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Kim Barney 11 September 2022

No, Laurie, I'm not really quite that old, but some days I feel like 102. Sorry I never got around to replying while you were still active on this site. Yes, I remember that you are African, and I really miss you and your poetry.

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Bri Edwards 11 March 2015

i gave up using the computer to translate/explain the writing in the photo (used magnifying glass first) . some turkish city i believe. poor storm! how discouraged it must have been! had to find the correct definition for nebulous (cloud-like) before i could ok this poem. OK! gee, cloud/ similar! bri :)

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The metaphor of angry lion is beautifully explained to suit the Storm. Top score and myfav

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Rob Lamberton 16 January 2023

Enjoyed getting caught up in this "Angry Storm" again!

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Rob Lamberton 21 December 2022

A nice stormy view!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 September 2022

Terrific expression! A poem of great substance! !

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Kim Barney 11 September 2022

Thank you, Dillip. I appreciate the comment.

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C N Premkumar 04 March 2022

Very rare words in the poem resemble the rarest storm. Excellent 👌

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Kim Barney

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I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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