Carl F. Hoffman

(Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

The Cleansing - Poem by Carl F. Hoffman

Slithering strands of ribboned gold,
Ply the roiled and unbridled sky.
Quick jagged hands of invasive bold,
Strike in frenzy...without reply.
Dark, heavy clouds seize their chance
Draw curtain of ebony across dismal sky.
Heaven's rumble converts to an eerie dance
Spawning of erratic beat makes rhythm cry
Still life stays mute, awed by quickened birth
Of nature's feral foment passing noisily by.
Golden arrows, pelt the surrendering earth
Into submission, wending path back to sky.
Fervency abating...storm's left its rain
Calming stillness, peeks and emerges to explore.
An ethereal state belies Mother Nature's reign
She has renewed herself in grand welkin form
Via...soul shaking thunderstorm!

Comments about The Cleansing by Carl F. Hoffman

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: nature, birth, dance, sky, rain, mother, heaven, dark, life

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]