Storm Shot



I captured this dim soggy sight
One rainy night,
Of lighted street
That raindrops beat.

The streetlamp left an eerie glow
I thought I’d show
In photograph,
On storm’s behalf.

The raindrops here cannot be seen,
Just surface sheen.
They seem to hide.
At least I tried.

Author Notes:

One night, a large storm was predicted, with high winds, lots of lightning, and heavy rain. So I set up my camera in my garage to catch it. The lightning was all cloud to cloud, so it only provided flashes of general light, but nothing spectacular. The rain was pouring down heavily, so I tried to capture the raindrops through the street lights. The rain didn’t show up either. Overall a disapointing night. However, I did get this shot, so I wrote this poem. Hope you agree that I at least salvaged something.

This poem is a Minute Poem
The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same.

So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.

A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables (thus the Minute). It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows:

aabb, ccdd, eeff.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on July 12, 2015.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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