No Place to Hide

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #45: Summer storm, also linked to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night #178 – Saving Grace

Summer Storm

photo ©Fir0002  


No place to hide

On a path overhung with trees:

No place to hide,

Escape the thrumming of sulphide,

Imminent lightning on the breeze,

An undercurrent of unease:

No place to hide


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Jane set us the challenge of writing a rondelet, which has seven lines with a strict number of beats per line and a rhyming pattern, with the theme of summer storm and an accompanying inspirational image. I’ve taken lines from a poem I wrote for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Cave – #writephoto  today and reworked them into a rondolet:

28 thoughts on “No Place to Hide

    1. Thank you, Jane. I do love a storm. When I was about twelve, I stayed up all night watching a storm from my bedroom window on the top floor of a block of maisonettes in south London. It’s the only way to find out how powerful lightning is – it split a tree in half!

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    1. This was my first rondolet and I really got on with it. I’d already written about a storm for Sue Vincent’s challenge, so I took some of the lines from that poem and jiggled them about a bit, cut away some words and lines, added the repeated line and it kind of fell into place. If only poetry was like that every day!


  1. Seems like our weather here tonight. I specially love: Escape the thrumming of sulphide-

    Thanks for your hosting over the last two days. Really appreciated your help.


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