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Midst Of A Storm

A poem

48 total reviews 
Comment from Dilettante junior
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Dear PoeticXscape,

Nice to meet you. Great work with your poem. It depicts the duality of nature incorporating the use of all its elements.

I really like how you used this as a metaphor for human nature. Sure we all have good and bad qualities, together they make us who we are. Our forte reinforces goodness while foibles oft weaken the self. A healthy balance is the key.

Like nature we didnt choose our white and black shades, but I believe truth and love will only prevail once complete acceptance is achieved.

A poignant highly philosophical read my dear!
Well done.
Cheers,
DJ

 Comment Written 18-May-2021


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Comment from Janice Canerdy
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Your poem is excellent in every respect--creative, skillfully-written, and
vividly descriptive of the turbulent side of nature. Great blend of literal and figurative language

 Comment Written 18-May-2021


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Comment from Saria/Shreyamsi
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Incredible! Your poem is beyond a storm! I really liked the line " The same clouds that are plotting silence. To create an act of violence." The ending was beautifully penned and very creative. The poem flowed extremely smoothly. Thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Compelling theme--rife with startling, powerful storm imagery--sky is strobing--waters bubble gently like skin blistering--Waves rolling into fizzing foam. (Sugg: roiling vs rolling waves.) Brilliant closer.


 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from royowen
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I was thinking of that quote and book, "The hand that rocks the cradle" because nature responds to only one, the one who calmed the storm, imagine having that power. Beautifully written, a great, articulate rhyming couplet poem, you've done such a good job, well done, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from Dr. Nad
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Midst Of A Storm Is a wonderful poem about the fury of storms in nature. Line by line you reminded us of the extreme power that different kinds of storms have. You give us a glimpse into the science of the storm, and then you reminded us that there is nothing we can do and it is futile to complain. Well written, thank you so much for sharing. Embrace the love from above.

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from karenina
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When I take this in and consider the incredible power of nature both to destroy and to inspire, I admire every line. When I reach and apply this metaphorically to all of life's storms--the thunderous clap of vows broken, the downpour of grief, the cleansing comforting warmth of the sun suddenly overtaken by dark clouds and a cyclone in the distance... All of it comes together to create a moving poem. Admirable write! --Karenina

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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    You are welcome! Karenina
Comment from Leann DS
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This is great. So much imagery and metaphorical language used. It is very enjoyable. I especially like your very last line. Well done. Thank you for sharing those. Hugs and blessings to you.

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from estory
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You captured the sense of destruction, and also of the helpless feeling we have, in the middle of a storm. I liked how you used this couplet form, wound tight around itself, in this tight meter and regular rhyme scheme, to articulate this whirling effect. In the end we are left with the pieces to pick up, the damage to clean up. There is many ways this sense of 'Why me?' And of course nature does not actually seek us out. It is really just doing its thing. estory

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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Comment from sandramitchell
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That was lovely. No, you can't lay blame in the midst of a storm, it is a law unto itself. I enjoyed reading this well written poem. The rhyme flowed beautifully, and made for a really enjoyable read. Well done! :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


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