High wind

A quadrille for the dverse prompt. Theme word, creak.

 

High wind,

trees bow,

boughs bend,

masts creak,

and the world strains at the joints.

Water leaks

between planks,

and dolphins laugh

in the foam-dancing waves.

House crouches on the hill,

battened down,

its shuttered hatches,

behind, we wait,

for the wind to abate.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

45 thoughts on “High wind”

  1. We just had one 60+ winds here–power outages from fallen trees. “throw Mama from the train a kiss” or “she’s got freckles on her but she’s nice”.

  2. “House crouches on the hill, / battened down, / its shuttered hatches, /
    behind, we wait…” Oh, yes, this is what it feels like! You wrote it perfectly. Hurricane or post-tropical beastie; you caught it with a few pen strokes. Nice work, Light-hand!

  3. I love the shape of your Quadrille, Jane, which reminds me of a funnel cloud. It’s full of windy action! My favourite lines:
    ‘…dolphins laugh
    in the foam-dancing waves’.

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