fireworks at midnight ~ tanka

fireworks at midnight
pop and crackle of thunder
wet grass in morning
a break in temperature
a cardinal’s morning call

I woke shortly after midnight to the rapid sound sound of thunder
that could have passed for The 1812 Overture.
This tanka pretty much wrote itself.

10 thoughts on “fireworks at midnight ~ tanka

  1. Strong image and feeling. Sometimes I miss the power of weather. Everything is usually so bland here this time of year. A little too warm, sometimes, but usually boring. Thunderstorms occasionally over the mountains, too far away to rumble here on the coast, and only the towering white thunderheads in the distance hint at lightning and fire danger.

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