Join Free! | Login 

   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Dominic Caruso, iSusan Lindsley, iPatricia Garber, iMyra Darwish, iJansen Estrup, iAl Moe, iMark Seltman, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Helen J Vandepeer

  + Follow Me   

· 33 titles
· 77 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Oct, 2009

   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Tom Ugly

· Gifts

· Rhyming tales of Victor Thomas

Short Stories
· An Adventure in my own Back Yard.

· I am Angry

· Things just Ain'twhat they used tobe


· Unscientific Opinion

· Whatever happened to customer service

· A fly away weekend

· Where the wind blows hot from the North.

· Hi Mom.

· The Entry

· The Bitter Wind of Evil

· Cananda Wintertime

· Rumpelstiltskin

· Orchestra of Nature

· Last Night.....

· Moon Goblins

· Before the Dawn this morning.

· Marjory

· Haiku-ie


         More poetry...
· Flying next Saturday

· My first adult book

· a new book on

· short story is now published


Helen J Vandepeer, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by Helen J Vandepeer
  Australian storm
by Helen J Vandepeer
Monday, May 18, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save

Recent poems by Helen J Vandepeer
•  The Bitter Wind of Evil
•  Cananda Wintertime
•  Rumpelstiltskin
•  Orchestra of Nature
•  Last Night.....
           >> View all 20

The interior of Australia can go for years without rain. Storms may come but seldom rain.

The God's are angry...the thunder rolls Lightning strikes the old tree on the hills edge. Limbs groan and half crash to the ground. White ants scatter, let them drown As rain comes down... First in a splash, large drops A parched ground yearns for more. Thunder Lightning more tempting drops. Storms roll on their way to the East. No rain falls in the starved desert- an ancient land remains dust red. hjv.  

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Patricia Oplinger 5/28/2015
I fell in love with Australia 50 years ago and have enjoyed each trip there. You have captured the sights and sounds of the land with authenticity. Thank you for giving me another trip back without leaving my chair.
Reviewed by Isabella Koldras 5/19/2015
Helen, your poem accurately captures the images across the vastness of Australia...records the poetic rhythm of the sweet sound and smell of rain...that's so rare...the outback sooo red and the drought sooo dry...sooo unfathomable pain for us the urban awesome sight of sooo much to love..."her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land"...etched upon national character...resilience 'n laconic humour in face of tune with rhyme of this ancient land...evolving flora 'n fauna with the ability to adapt...spiritual land...indeed...a shelter for many coming from life's that country with all my heart!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/19/2015
A storm without rain is indeed a frustrating thing for desert life to endure. Nicely captured in your poem.

Reviewed by Jansen Estrup 5/19/2015
Interesting, matter-of-fact resignation here, Helen. But also I sense a 'been there-done that' feeling of making do and enduring. This story may have been scratched into stone for 50,000 years, just newly translated.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/18/2015
Without water, how does anything, including people survive...Apparently they do, but it must be a raw & hot existence, not my kind of place to even visit...-e-
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  A Prisoner's Freedom
  2.  Gold-digger
  3.  Ostrich Ride and other Tales
  4.  A Poem for my Paula
  5.  The Blessed Blanket
  6.  Quiet Parting
  7.  the wolf
  8.  Alice
  9.  You Can Have Me
  10.  Strikingly Naked

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.