“The winds a’howl and a’rage” #poem #poetry #verse

The winds a’howl and a’rage 
As torrential rains lash at the sea 
And the land grows dark 
Dark as a starless night at midnight 
The ocean waters verily heave 
Whether in rebellion ‘gainst the very winds 
Or in concert with them ’tis hard to tell 
As the white caps flurry in a blur of much chaos 
And great waves roll in to’ard shore
While an ominous stillness holds the land captive
As all with bated breath do fearful grow 
And portentous sheets of rain 
Batter the realm without ceasing
How much more water can the heavens dispense 
Surely the end soon must come
Yet the duel twixt waters and wind
Bellows and blusters and fulminates unremitting 
As the two mighty elements fearsome 
One another do bait and goad for to wrestle
As the roar of the firmament urges them ever on
In a battle unwinnable
That only in defeat for all shall surely result
When all is spent all is stilled
And quietude and serenity abound anew              


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21 thoughts on ““The winds a’howl and a’rage” #poem #poetry #verse

  1. Wow.. wondrously vivid imagery of a wild sea, and I adore these lines…
    “The ocean waters verily heave
    Whether in rebellion ‘gainst the very winds
    Or in concert with them ’tis hard to tell”

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  2. Oh thank you! I’m delighted that this poem resonated with you and that you enjoyed these lines!
    It does look that way to me when I stand and stare…🌊❤🌊❤🌊❤


  3. Years ago. I met some crazy folks when I was station at Fort Ord, California. We would suicide board the Winter storms of January. The sea is wild and dangerous. I enjoyed this poem my friend.

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  4. Oh…what a vivid awesome picture your words evoke! Yes indeed the sea is exactly as you describe it. We should admire it and be aware of what it can do.
    Thank you for reading and for your kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed this poem!

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