Cloudiness

Cloudiness

Circling rain from hurricane
Leaks through the wrecked roof.
Only hope can drain:
Up comes wavy proof
Drowning the dry place
In torrential waste.
Nightmares blocking bliss
End with fear and pain.
Sink with thoughts of only this.
Sink in wet of wider rain.


Linked to dVerse Quadrille Monday hosted by Bjorn using the word “bliss”. I am thinking of Hurricane Harvey.  The poem also represents the “acrostic” form which I plan to use for this Thursday’s dVerse form prompt.
Photo: “Cloudiness” by the author linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with theme “A Cloudy Configuration”.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

96 thoughts on “Cloudiness”

        1. It was very fun to borrow your line–now and then other poets say “just the right thing”, what I call the “wish I’d written that” lines. So, I thank you again for allowing me to use it! Perhaps we’ll do this again sometime 🙂

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  1. Excellent triple use for this well thought out, well done poem. We have family on the Gulf Coast; familiar with every town & city hit by disaster–relatives OK for now.

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  2. “…only hope can drain…” I’m afraid this is true for many who have been so devastated by the hurricane these past few days. Thank you for writing this, and lets pray for hope and better days, for all those touched by this disaster.

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  3. The people affected by Harvey are in such deep need. There is so much loss. I’ve noticed on Facebook that there are a few of our poetry friends who are dealing with this right now. A difficult subject for the word bliss but you handled it well.

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  4. Frank, you managed, by your choice of wording, to impart a piece of the menace that comes when the tropical beast climbs out of his… or her, depending upon the name game… lair. It is unlike any other storm… because it is many storms playing a devilish game of crack-the-whip. You wrote enough of that to raise the hairs on the back of my neck.

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  5. You’ve captured the essence of a hurricane in your Quadrille, Frank. I particularly liked:
    ‘Nightmares blocking bliss
    End with fear and pain.
    Sink with thoughts of only this.
    Sink in wet of wider rain’.

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  6. Last week, we too had a hurricane (one of the worst in years), followed by a blustery cyclone. With a death toll also. Climate change is here and now. Sadness aside, great poem, Frank. The acrostic fits perfectly. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you, Colin! The increased severity of these storms may be due to climate change whether we caused the change or it is natural change. We get floods here as well, but nothing like what happened in Texas. However, more than a few days of heavy rain may prevent water from draining fast enough. I hope you and your family were not severely impacted by the hurricane you experienced recently.

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      1. A terror truly was unleashed in hurricane Harvey. Most of the people did survive this terror. It would seem that God only gets credit for the ones that were killed not so much for the ones that were saved.

        God is hope, God is life, only the living have the ability to rebuild here on this earth. And only God can give any heart Of hope to rebuild in the face of such tragedy. Property and things to a point can be replaced, people and their souls are the valuable commodity in all situations good and bad.

        I truly pray that God will touch each and every life that was touched by awful storms the ability to heal, adapt to a new normal, and rebuild their lives. This prayer includes believers and nonbelievers for the recovery. Now that the shock is subsiding and reality is setting in, on these displaced and battered people. Please continue to pray!

        Many thanks to the volunteers and agencies who have done everything they can to help in this recovery effort. My niece survived by evacuating, she lost her vehicle and many belongings. Pray for strength for each and every person who believes in Jesus that they will be the beacons of hope that is needed for such a tragedy.

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  7. Soooo late to the reading, Frank. Apologies. Had our grandkids with us Sunday through yesterday.
    Interesting to read your post about Hurricane Harvey here….antithetical to bliss….I just posted my acrostic and used the hurricane for it! Our minds are channeling 🙂

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  8. SMiLes.. after experiencing historically first
    hand the Devastation of Infrastructure
    Loss from Hurricane Ivan in ’04 and
    Many River Floods in Youth
    Growing up there iN
    stank
    muck
    from Black
    Water River
    on walls on floors
    changing even the climate
    of human smells and emotions too..
    what is perhaps most amazing is how
    humanity steps up when needed most
    as predictable weather changes
    the course of human politics
    most as human politics boil
    up and
    drown
    down
    to mostly
    haves and have nots..
    And the empathy and sympathy compassions
    that come more when the haves becomes nots
    other than that it’s nice not to see the head
    clown on TV and hear his bird tweets from
    the Computer Bedroom while the
    Katrina checks NoW iN
    oN Weather Channel
    TVCNN..SMiLes..
    aGaiN Frank
    Running a
    little
    behind
    this week as our
    HVAC system broke
    in tandem with Harvey’s Winds
    And Rains although all we got is a tale end arm..
    anyWay.. we have a new ‘Trane’ and all is cool now..
    as the best news of all this morning is it looks like Irma may go lost out to sea..
    as
    19.2
    Trillion
    Gallons of Rain Water is enough…
    to change the course of politics forevernow….
    perhaps ‘just enough’ to prevent a much more deadly war….
    on
    other
    Blood of SeOULs…
    Silver linings and all of that
    that applies to all in apples and orange.

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    1. In the south I suspect you need an air conditioning system more that I do in the Chicago area. The hurricane may have some positive political benefits as you suggest. It might “prevent a much more deadly war”. Thanks, Fred!

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