Between storms


between storms

the meadow blooms



impassive deer browse

while thunder rocks the sky

until I appear


thistledown races

on the wind’s back—heralds

of the next storm



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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.

17 thoughts on “Between storms”

  1. I love your observations and the way you’ve woven these words… was just writing this when my peace was suddenly shattered by a huge military plane that flew in low over our sleepy village – made me leap up in alarm. I’ve settled down again now!

    1. Thank you 🙂
      Oh, we get that too! There’s a military base 100kms away as the crow flies and when they fly over (why?) they set the dog off barking. We tend not to imagine NZ with a military but who doesn’t have a standing army?

      1. Sometimes there are joint military exercises here with Australia – NZ has a very challenging geography which must be perfect for the purpose. Nigel had seen something recently about low-flying exercises. NZ has heavily reduced its airforce capability but has military and in particular very well regarded SAS troops.

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