...and so at this hour a storm anew in Tappan, New York ~ Tenderness and Temper

...a storm anew...

Tenderness and Temper

A gossamer veil of wind, snow and light 
Settled and cloaked in crystal strokes of white
So delicate be these touches upon fallen branches and bough
Beauty shall we behold be the storm's silent vow
Fury and calm be the mood of Nature at hand
Ask I what forces be there presently in command
Listen I to the night winds of November's storming path
Hear I that a new dawning awaits beyond the wind's wrath
Cold be the night as gusting winds from the north do blow
Pristine be the falling and wind swept snow
Tenderness and temper be this night's domain
Nature's province in storming splendor holds its special claim.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Tappan, New York

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Rose Marie Raccioppi November 08, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Thank You ever so kindly Casey...
Robert Guttman November 09, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Wonderful poem. However, I think old old Thomas Hood, writing over a century and a half ago, succinctly summed up the general mood after Sandy: "No sun-No Moon! No morn-No Noon- No dawn-No dusk-No proper time of day- No sky-No earthly view- No distance looking blue- No road-no street-no street-no "t'other side the way"- No end to any row- No indications where the crescents go- No top to any steeple- No recognition of familiar people- No courtesies for showing 'em- No knowing 'em! No travelling at all-no locomotion No inkling of the way-no notion- No go-by land or ocean- No mail-no post No news from any foreign coast- No park-no ring-no afternoon gentility- No company-no nobility- No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member- No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees. No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds. November!"
Rose Marie Raccioppi November 09, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Robert Guttman, Indeed an apt portrayal from many a prospective. Thank you for posting. And today the sun does shine...
ted November 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM
It sure does Rosemary and it is going to be nice and warm the next few days! Thank you for the poem! Really like this line..."Hear I that a new dawning awaits beyond the wind's wrath"
Rose Marie Raccioppi November 11, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Ted Stephens, Thank you... pleased that there is indeed ever light behind the storm. Best on to you.


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