The Symphony of the Storm


I hear a whistling in the trees,

As the branches begin to sway.

As if it were a gentle dance,

The music far away.


Rain begins to pelt the window,

An accompaniment to the trees.

It’s such a gentle, soothing sound,

It puts my mind at ease.


Cymbal’s crash! A crack of light!

The thunder of the drums!

The maelstrom lasts mere seconds!

But fear what next becomes!


And then for just a moment,

The wind decides to pause.

Forbidding clouds begin to part,

A gentle light gives cause.


Breathe a sigh, it’s over now,

The symphony of the storm.

Witness to the grandeur,

When nature does perform.

26 thoughts on “The Symphony of the Storm

  1. Murphy's Law

    I would never have thought of a thunder storm as a symphony, but I will now! You never cease to amaze me, my friend. Now, and if I could just get my dog Murphy to see/hear it as beautiful music! 🤗

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  2. Sun Hesper Jansen

    This was so beautiful. And I hope that it proves a talisman for us down here; rain’s been hard to come by and a good storm even more so!

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    1. quiall Post author

      I did the painting many years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the symphony before but this time I did. I wrote it during the storm.



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