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Memory, or Lightning Safety
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Image (c) 2006, Karla Dorman

There's a charge in the air; one feels the
atmosphere r.amp up for something huge.
Suddenly, all is white hot light and
bullet.crack of thunder --- the tree falls,
a casualty of war in the
skies.  (It was my favorite, the old
maple that had stood faithfully on
the border of yard and woods --- the
one that gave me summers of climbing
pleasure, the one that blushed vivid red
in Autumn, the one the raccoons made
a home in.  It exchanged its life for
mine, took the shot in my stead --- never
got around to thanking it until
now.  Thank you, Tree.  I could have been --- you ---)

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (6/11)


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/14/2008
Your beautiful friend, the red maple. Dashed in the kinetic flash of nature's fury. A beautiful photo and poem. Your emotion for things in nature is clear. Thanks. Stay safe and crowd the pages with your beautiful poetry that we may share in your wonderful style. JMW
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/12/2008
What a thoughtful write!!! I love the pic of the tree too.
Reviewed by Tiana ~ 6/12/2008
Sad for the tree but glad it wasn't you! Wonderfully written, Karla ... hugs - Tiana
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/12/2008
Karla, great depth of power in your words, a stunning poem,
amd sad the loss of such a tree!...ET
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/12/2008
Tell Thor that he should cool off for a while and stop throwing those lightning because the Olympics haven't started yet.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/12/2008
I remember once when I was expecting my third child, we had a horrible storm and lightening struck the mountain ash in our front yard, and I cried. Funny how tied we can become to things in nature. Beautiful writing, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/11/2008
Wow, the comparison to the tree and injecting that twist of fate, so vivid and well done...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/11/2008
well written--i could feel the emotion
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/11/2008
Well done Karla. Very nicely put into words.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/11/2008
A great way to tell a story...
I am always amazed when I look back on my life that I am still alive... so many times when things could have been so different...

Reviewed by Michael Guy 6/11/2008
I like the personal relation to "the tree" you loved. But YOU'RE RIGHT: I'm a stickler for "Lightening Safety Rules". The "rainy season" just started here in Ocala yesterday with big boomers and about 3 in. rain BUT it's the cloud-to-ground lightening in FL that kills the disbelievers every year. (we usually have a few casualties because here in FL most people wait until it rains to get out--TOO LATE! But I know you understand... Michael Guy
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/11/2008
Powerful write here Karla, that pic reminds me of a tree at Nonna
God Bless
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/11/2008
Trees are very much alive with energy. This tree knew you well, and was happy to do this for you.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/11/2008
Karla, a wonderful tribute to your old maple tree.
I often think of myself as brother to the tree. - gen e.
Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 6/11/2008
The change is Obama! The Bush will be weeded out. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/11/2008

I remember. Vividly imaged, you recall that old tree (we called it "split tree," remember?) in loving lines of sacrifice. Well written, brava!

(((HUGS))) and love, your twinklies, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Leko 6/11/2008 life many things leave...your write of beauty remembers something...that never will.
wonderful thoughts here Karla...
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/11/2008
Old trees have so much history--as yours obviously did. I bet the birds and squirrels will miss it too.

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