FASHION ME YOUR WORDS TO ~ stretch the imagination
Pondering natural disasters today
Mother Moon placed her
howling baby into the calm water
a bath to sooth the child’s tantrum
but baby splashed and kicked in rage
the water rose up, frothy
and toy cities filled with people
were tossed and buffeted about
small cars floated like boats
roads became rivers
until the child wore itself out
fell asleep amid the ruins
8 thoughts on “Hurricane”
An interesting viewpoint of hurricanes – a big giant baby having a tantrum. Sometimes it seems that way, doesn’t it? Well done.
This is ingenious, Candy. I adore the closing. You should be very proud of this.
This is amazing! Posted to my Pinterest – You blend the two so well together – something as innocent as a babies bath and its toys – but yet … a mythological explanation of why hurricanes happen! Excellent.
You certainly entertained me with your stretch of imagination Candy. Well done
Yes a tantrum can be so very scary..even on human scale… really cute.
I love your perspective on this prompt and the relationship you’ve created between the old ways and a child splashing around in modern times.
I love the image of a child’s tantrum in the bath!
Tantrum of a divine baby in the bath is a fine way to approach a hurricane. Spent among the ruins, yes.