Friday, April 20, 2018

"A Most Torrential Rain" by Kaitlyn Vaughn

"Ripple" Ink on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon

A Most Torrential Rain
Kaitlyn Vaughn

The mellow Autumn came,
And with it came
A most torrential rain.
The wind howled
The roof shook,
So many lives with it took.
The cyclone swirled,
The eye beheld,
And numerous structures with it fell.

Mellow, yes, mellow
Are the floods
In which multitudes of homes once stood.
Soaked and sea-ridden
Flowing in shambles
Towards its vast and new 
Cavernous abode.
Mellow is the land-turned sea
From which thousands ceased to be.
Left hollowed and destitute
From the so-called mellow dispute.
And from which came
A most torrential rain.

Poet’s Notes:  This poem stems from Byron; however, this mellow autumn isn’t so mellow. This poem is about the many hurricanes that wreaked havoc in the autumn of 2017. The word mellow makes me think of the calming quiet moment right before a storm hits, and of still ocean water.

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