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The Smell of Thunder
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, June 21, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Image (c) 2009, Karla Dorman

Know what I miss?  The smell
of thunder, the air right before
a storm.  It's pregnant with

ozone, ready to give birth at the
first crack!  of lightning, the
sky purpled and still.  I inhale

the cloud's labor, feel it deep
in my back, looking forward to
the relief that will come in rain.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (6/21)

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/27/2010
I'm with you, even the back thing. Nice descriptions in this. Hugs,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/26/2010
Unmistakable odor, that and the smell of earthworms on the asphalt. Patrick
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/22/2010
The smell of thunder - truly a powerful thing; we're being pounded with wave after wave of thunderstorms this week.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/22/2010
Eating bean stew again?


Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/22/2010
Well captured atmosphere, Karla
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/21/2010
I remember that smell so well when I loved in Ct....beautiful write, Karla.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/21/2010
This is beautiful Karla
In Christs Love
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/21/2010
Dan's right, this has a magical quality...your relationship with the sky is rich and deep.
I love this, Karla.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/21/2010
That isn't the smell of thunder,its your own feet, maybe a bath might be a good idea...;-) LOL, [running far away & fast] ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/21/2010
wow Karla,,that is just about to happen right now here~great poem!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/21/2010
i love that smell!! very well described!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 6/21/2010
Loved this- another one of nature's gifts.
Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 6/21/2010
I miss that too. Used to love the summers in the Northeast where I grew up. Now I'm in LA. No thunderstorms here unless you go to the desert.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/21/2010
I thought of you yesterday as we watched our very own twister form and come down less than two miles away. We lived in Missouri for 4 years and never saw a twister... we had to move to Montana for that, I guess. :~) We had hail the size of bouncy balls and golf balls as well. It made for quite the memorable Father's Day!
Hope you and Karen are doing well.
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Sophia Choudhury 6/21/2010
i can completely identify with the feeling!lovely poem Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/21/2010
I don't miss it, but I'd rather have some rain; it would certainly cool things off! *HOT!* Well done, Karla; enjoyed this one!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/21/2010
Nicely done, Karla.
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/21/2010
Karla, you do magic with storms...well done.


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