Framed by this picture window
allowing the wind’s poking fingers to whistle through
while I contemplate a million things
focusing on none.
It’s peaceful to enjoy the serenade
of the summer thunder
with its sudden booming cracks
and rolling rumblings
filling up the hollers.
Bolt after beautiful bolt
flashes down in dazzling brilliance
a marvelous competition of one-upmanship
gloriously illuminating the dogwoods
and this coffee sipping man.
The wind is a whirling taskmaster
sternly whipping, bending the various trees
into groaning obedience
unto this magnificent mad opus
limbs twist and break
mighty oaks are uprooted
finished the wind moves on
an unsated lover.
Through it all the black skies
hurl violent silver bullets
that slam into everything
hurting all they touch
useless to all but the poets
who gather them in the inkwell of their minds.
© D.B. Hall
Excerpt from the book “Pebbles in the Stream”
About the Author
David Hall was born in a small town called Mount Airy (A.K.A Mayberry) nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are part of the large Appalachian Mountain chain. His early life involved a lot of traveling with his missionary parents, which involved stints of living in Mexico and Bolivia. His poetry reflects a love for nature and life mixed with a sense of the rustic Americana spirit and sprinkled with a lingering sense of the spiritual guidance infused by his southern religious upbringing. David has always been able to live in the moment enjoying it to the fullest while being able to be separated within himself seeking something more. Poetry is one of those outlets that gives him that something more. The diversity of genres and endless array of topics allow him to dive into poetry with reckless abandon or with fine-tuned precision; whichever is needed. Like a prism there are many sides of David, from the emotional connections when dealing with death, to the touch of the spring breeze on your neck hairs, David’s poetry can put you there.
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