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Haiku Chain (5/7/5): Springtime in the Plains
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, March 09, 2006
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Severe weather season got off to a roaring start yesterday evening and overnight. High winds; vivid lightning; heavy rain and hail; tornado watches and warnings across parts of North Texas and Oklahoma.

Thank God, no damage where we are, except shattered nerves. I hate this time of year...

late night thunderstorms
shake sleepers out of their beds
and onto the floor;

thunder underlines
words penned by lightning across
the turbulent skies;

the wind chases its
tail and spins itself dizzy
in tornadic fits;

heavy rain and hail
bombard the pavement with shock-
and-awe precision;

tornado sirens
moan the advent of danger
screaming from the clouds;

stormphobics unite
in panicky meetings of

welcome to the start
of severe weather season ...
Springtime in the Plains.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/10/2006
Another well written piece and being your neighbor, I know the feeling. It's weird though, I am more afraid of earth-quakes than tornadoes. I guess b/c I am used to them and like you have lived through some terrible times. Though the train like sounds are what get to me horribly.

Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 3/10/2006
I'm getting the hang of this! Written so well, sha. I feel each verse! Especially this one:

tornado sirens
moan the advent of danger
screaming from the clouds;

We had strong winds yesterday!!!!!!! Not stronger than the hurricanes, but I am terrified of strong winds and tornades.!

Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

Your Cajun Friend on this end.
Mary Lynn~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/10/2006
Par excellence...well done Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/9/2006
This chain is captivating Karla, you truly have become the queen of StormSpinning poetry...brava
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/9/2006
You are a true Stormspinner!
Love and hugs, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/9/2006
*gasp* GAD, Karla,

What imagery and word choice you have utilized in this dynamic show of nature's furry! WOW!! Excellent yet again, Storm Spinner! I LUV the stanza about the wind chasing its tail! BRILLIANT! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn the Texas Tornado. :D
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 3/9/2006
I'm with Eileen, it's a real gift the way you write about storms, Karla. Love your "wind chases its tail" ku above. Hope it calms down. Think your storms are headed East tonight. Dawn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/9/2006
Thank you for sharing this stormy haiku set, Karla. Love and peace to you, (PS. It's snowing here today and we should be looking at spring flowers by now.)

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/9/2006
woosh...what a description...awesome how you spun it all together...hang on!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/9/2006
I saw the weather report this morn saying your area on watch for all day. Keeping you both in thoughts and prayers! Karla the one thanks you can give to the weather is that it brought out the best poetry in you and these Ku are fantastic example of it! The good/bad of all things;-)(Thank God there is a good ;-)

Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/9/2006
I concur with the board below completly Karla
You are the true Storm Spinner, and you have demonstrated it again in this highly charged and electric pen
The graphic is awesome
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/9/2006
this is the part of spring that has me nervous as well, in the north, occassionally tornadoes, but more likely it is the danger of Ice storms, beautiful but deadly.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/9/2006
Yep. Spring is in the air, so are tornados. Had one in Arkansas a few hours ago.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/9/2006
good way of dealing with your fears,

to paraphrase the battle cry of the Irish Guards: "Keep yer head down, k.j.!)

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/9/2006
As long as it is warm and not hot, cool and not cold, wet and not flooded, windy and not tornadic...keep safe Special K twins...Ed
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/9/2006
The StormSpinner spins quite a foreboding weather forecast here. And I truly hope this season passess quickly and safely for you.

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