The Calm Before the Storm

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #107


A fickle mistress is the sea

Sailors know her intimately

One day a tranquil incandescence

The next a crashing effervescence

Throwing wrecks up on the shore

Love-struck sailors crave for more

Guided by stars and constellations

Seduced by their night-time scintillations

And by the magnificence of the ocean

Its depth, its breadth and constant motion

Of waves of every shape and form

The frisson of the calm before the storm


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

The calm Before the Storm

Photo by Tomasz



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