Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Surprise

I just opened up my Utah State Poetry Society's Panorama book and found I have a poem in there published under Lin Vernon Lloyd. Not sure who she is, but it's my poem "Sudden Storm." No one told me it was accepted for the book, but there it is under my alias....lol! It's an old poem that I've worked and reworked many times trying to improve it.


SUDDEN STORM

Rain falls in the Mohave desert
relief to summer’s extreme heat
You left so suddenly I didn’t expect that
Cloudbursts shoot piercing hailstones
Lightning strikes charge the air
Shattering my peaceful secure world
A summer storm sweeps in suddenly
Scattering wildlife with its frantic fury
Uncovering all camouflage
Flash floods unleash nature’s power
Sweeping away lonely dirt roads
Crushed dreams and broken promises remain
Temperatures drop
Coolness comes quickly
I pray, finding solace in surrender
Cactii and wildflowers explode in color
Unexpected beauty in a forgotten place

7 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That's sooooo cool! What an awesome surprise!

Rambling Woods said...

Congrats...what a nice surprise..the poem is wonderful...hugs...

SandyCarlson said...

What a great surprise. And what a great treat for us. This is a wonderful, encouraging poem.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Lovely...and a fun surprise too. I think it's kind of cool that you have an alias--a nom de plume.

Brenda Leyland said...

How's that for an early Christmas surprise! Congrats!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

ohmy gracious lin...by far, i like this poem of yours the best.

Linda Reeder said...

Good for you! And that is a very good poem. Congratulations!