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Glorious Theatrics
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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...storms are a fact of life in Texas; beautiful, but can be dangerous


Glorious Theatrics

So quiet and still;
not a leaf stirring in the trees.
Late evening skies cast a pinkish-yellow shade,
announcing the advent of brewing storms.

KABOOM shouts Thunder in the background, 
soon followed by bright SPOTLIGHTS of Lightning -  the show is about to start;

the orchestra lights have dimmed.

PITTY-PITTY-PATTER , the Rains begin; 
followed by a chorus of 
as they hit soft and solid matter.

The skies open to a down-pour, 
emitting the dank, musky scent of wet earth.
Many acts later, Lightning, Thunder, Rain, Hail
bow to their performance on opening night. 

Spring storms may be dangerous,
but they sure know how to put on glorious theatrics!

Original © Jackie (Micke) Jinks, May, 2005

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/6/2008
... and all for free! :)) Nothing can put on a show like Nature herself... and, as Andy says, she knows how to tease, tantalise.... and absolutely TERRIFY!!! Expressive writing, Jackie. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/5/2008
Yet it's the danger that makes them so awesome...
Reviewed by John Leko 4/4/2008
...well penned words...take us right to the orchestra...seated in your theatre of applauds the direction, conduction, and technical so vividly color on opening night.
excellent write Micke...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/3/2008
You create your own magical theatrics with this poem Micke!;-)
Great work!

Reviewed by richard cederberg 4/3/2008
Amen to that! This is simply wonderful and you have enhanced your write with a great choice of descriptors that deliver the sounds and feelings like a painter. Well done!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/3/2008
What an exciting write and felt the rains pitter pat. Loved it. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/3/2008
Around the world is a continuos performance in the skies of the Spring announcing its arrival with a little bit of too much entusiasm.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/3/2008
The show is about to start

And what a show Mother often provides. I love Her PITTY-PITTY-PATTER musical intro, and the smell of that wet earth, especially in the Spring.
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/3/2008
Great imagery showing how nature rules.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/2/2008
The fright and glee at the same time. I remember those from childhood. We were excited cause something was happening that nobody could stop. No adult had any power over! We all were helpless leaves that blew so easily in the wind. Nice EFFECTS! Cheers
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/2/2008

That pic of anvil lightning is beautiful, as is the imagery of the sky performing. :) Well done!

As I wrote in my message to you, I look at storms the only way I can - scary - try to see the beauty, but nothing, to me, is beautiful about large hail or tornadoes! The clouds, the lightning, yes, but not the other things. Know what I mean? Keep Karen and I in prayer. :(

((((HUGS)))) and love, Karla. *Stay safe, 'k?*
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/2/2008
You have described it all very well. The sounds of natures orchestra playing a full symphony it seems....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/2/2008
Storms are one performance I'd rather NOT see. Sorry, but I am a stormphobic; storms terrify me, especially if there's ANY mention of tornadoes. Have already been in four--and no underground shelter to speak of! CRAZY!!

STill, a good write about one of my least favorite things; well penned/illustrated!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/2/2008
I like your approach in Glorious Theatrics, likening the storm to a theatrical performance. You made me smell that "dank, musky wet earth" as I felt the storm vying for an Oscar. Nice work!


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