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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Nature's majesty is both conductor and orchestral instrument without peer. Taking command of our senses at will. Beauty and awe. Rose petal and volcanic eruption. Who among us goes unimpressed?

any port

 

thunder paces silver streaks

across the waning golden sun

a black horizon strains and arches

from the roaring timpanist’s leads

Thor is refusing to leave unheard

as he orchestrates roaring encores

only the north wind is bold enough

to challenge and usurp his sway

 

 

black onyx races and engulfs

the sun retreating into the west

from the heavens there will be

no ensuing hush or calm

a chance encounter of opposing wills

has roiled the whole of nature’s grandeur

 

 

calm and order are strangers

to the will of vituperations

clouds of fury step a brazen dance

ceremonial rage larger than life

at the edge of sanity

the peasants of order flee

no sanctuary desires them

nor harbors their mundane manners

 

11/14/2010

Jon Michael Willey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/13/2011
Vivid imagery in these lines that are rich in detail and vision...M
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/2/2010
You paint vivid rich imagery with each talented stroke of your pen, pulling the reader into your work to absorb and visualize each thought...fabulous piece, Jon Michael!
love and peace dear friend, Carole~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/30/2010
It's not often i say a poem 'works' because that can sound somewhat demeaning but lord above this works and how! There is beauty and strength in every phrase and line and my regret is i've come to it late... but then it stands the test of time, and will, far more than my mere tardiness.
Excellent, Jon, My Friend, excellent!

John
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/30/2010
Such incredible images and enlightening thoughts.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/30/2010
MANY TIMES WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE THINGS THAT GOD ALLOWS TO HAPPEN BUT WITH EVERY MOVE OF NATURE THAT MAN CANNOT CONTROL ONE MUST ASK THEMSELVES, '....WHO CAN STAND BEFORE OUR GOD???!!!...ABSOLUTELY NO ONE!!!' WELL DONE...THE IMAGERY IS JUST AWESOME! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/29/2010
Unique and rich perspective, Jon. A pleasure to read. Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/27/2010
Your powerful images evoke a vivid painting as I read your verses, Jon. Thank you for sharing this fine gift. Love and peace to you, my friend,

Regis
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/27/2010
Jon, you have such an awsome way of painting words...

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/26/2010
Jon, I admire and envy the apparent ease in which you create
such "beauty and awe"...line after line, a work of art,my friend.
-gene.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/25/2010
colorful descriptions and vivid visuals, as well as thematic quality, make an extremely effective poem, Jon ...
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 11/24/2010
as always I am in awe of the beauty you offer us John
your verses are a poetic prowess concurring exceptional visuals

Thunderous Encounters
Vickie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/24/2010
Explosive Beauty, ignites all the senses, this is truly alive and compassionate of the wonderous gift of nature..Happy Thanksgving~
Bessings,
Christine
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/24/2010
well done
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/24/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/23/2010
The images that you conjur up are clear and distinct as you continue to look to the horizon...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/23/2010
More big words my old brain had to learn...e
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 11/23/2010
I grew up in the forest of suburbia...the light that had bad angles, all defined by the local engineering firm...no Gods lived in that light..defined by our ways.



Calm and order live under the same bedroom sheets, what honors the day finds the night uncomfortably cold so they find comfort there..agreeing to the rules that they must be....as always Jon you challenge me.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 11/23/2010
A fine allegory for life, yet we are part of natures majesty.
The poem is loud, and roars of Godly wonders.
Nowt mundane in life, for those who happen to be awake.

I oftentimes think of Rumi when reading your work.
One can sense the subtext, even when a couple of hours have passed after midnight.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/23/2010
You unleash the weather with electric words.

Ron
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/23/2010
Strong and potent write capturing the nature of the weather. It brought to mind times when I went to sea and saw storms approaching and seemingly overtake us in a heartbeat. Great write Jon.
fee
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/23/2010
I hear...Mahler!
Such energy...the carnal self, all agonies, joys, everything comes alive here!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/23/2010
Pure poetry written with the pen of an artist in it's presentation, augmentation of notes, splendor of subject.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/23/2010
Unimpressed? Not me!! This totally roars and rumbles around an oral and aural auditorium, Jon, and thunders within sensual and sensible articulation of idea and spirit. Vituperations rattle the window panes of my library of words, seeking refuge and understanding... but I will not let them in! Grandiose stuff as befits your omnipotent subject. Bless you, xx
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