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Haiku: Storm Series

by Julie Adams

this powerful storm:
a long lost ballerina
from the motherland


Irene approaches
she introduces herself
wet and wild tail first


restless salty winds
play rough on empty beaches
wet sand in the eye


like a top she spins
her way through New York City,
unwelcome tourist


Author's Note: Inspired by the impact of the recent Hurricane Irene coming ashore in NYC

Posted on 09/10/2011
Copyright © 2021 Julie Adams

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/10/11 at 12:40 PM

Each one excellent in its own way, Jewels, while at the same time, contributing to the whole. Who could ask for more??? Touché! :o)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/11/11 at 05:23 PM

"like a top she spins" - this is my favorite one of this series. Thank you.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 09/11/11 at 08:03 PM

... awesome Jewels, awesome.....

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 09/11/11 at 08:42 PM

Those first three lines say it all. Understated and just damn good.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/07/14 at 06:35 PM

Good to read this again, Jewels, and well deserving of its place on the top 10. I've missed you presence and comments of late. Hope all is well. Best, Chris.

Posted by Jim Benz on 06/07/14 at 07:37 PM

What Chris said ...

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 06/12/14 at 12:20 AM

Unwelcome indeed, Julie..as was her older more violent cousin Sandy. You captured Irene's essence so well.

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