ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Sustenance For Friend Penny - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Across the valley echoing
I hear a sound like distant drums.
It is the day of reckoning.
The storm god comes, the storm god comes.

His silver lances pierce the ground
and lightning streaks across the sky.
The thunder growls a fearsome sound.
The sun seared earth no longer dry.

The pouring rain is merciless,
the earth absorbs it thirstily
Its needs appears to be endless
The downpour stops quite suddenly.

The sun resumes his reign again.
There is no water to be seen,
it is as if there’d been no rain
but now the land is turning green.

The rain has reached the dormant seeds
Which wait in patience for their turn
the rainfall has fulfilled their needs
Now grasses and the flowers return.

The soil no longer sere and brown
but clad in multi coloured hues
of flowers which have quickly grown.
It is impossible to choose

which flower that you like the best.
Amongst the riotous display
each striving to outdo the rest
and does in fact in its own way..

Although the flowering seasons short.
The plants mature at lightning speed.
Producing seeds of every sort.
Which will survive until the day

the storm God will return again
to bless with rain the dry hard pan.
Reintroduce the flowers reign
all part of nature’s master plan.


(5-Nov-07)

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  • (11/7/2007 12:04:00 AM)


    Hi Ivor! Very nice poem, nature is a master planner! (10) ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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