Barry Middleton

Shelter - Poem by Barry Middleton

a west wind stirs
palms fold their fronds
like praying hands

the earth offers up
a sacrifice of sorts
the palms bow

awed birds flee
in a woodland cove
refuge awaits

shelter of the forest
entreats the animals
to silent grace

the storm finally done
the prayer is granted
the palms endure

Topic(s) of this poem: endurance, nature, storm, survival

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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