"A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie" by Albert Bierstadt‘Summer Storm’ by Dave Blanchard The Society October 17, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments As forecast now the sound of her arriving… That distant rumble from the driveway heard; A nearer clap, as though the night reviving Within the rush of breezes freshly stirred As forecast now, the pleasant calm retreating, What peace in here, a splendid deaf-and-dumb; As from the hall, a muted glow, repeating, Now heralding the greater one to come… Another clap, her footstep now approaching Not far away, if rather long awaited, Until upon this very room encroaching… Then suddenly—the night illuminated. A Philadelphia native, Dave Blanchard has had poetry published in The Sandpaper, Wings of Freedom (the magazine of the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association) and The Schuylkill Valley Journal. He has also authored poems published in the programs of the Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta. He is a Haverford College graduate and a resident of Drexel Hill, PA. Related Post ‘Letting Go’ by Michael Glassman The birch, the elm, the aging spruce Cannot restrain the restless roots Of saplings drawn to the silent sound Of brother’s heading skywar... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Michael Dashiell October 17, 2017 I liked this poem. It seem to address a parallel subject: the arrival of a wife or girlfriend and weather of a summer storm? Was this your intention? Reply Dave Blanchard October 20, 2017 Yes it was…I hope I conveyed how the moment of her return is, like a burst of lightning, always a thrilling surprise however by-now-familiar and anticipated. Thank you, Michael! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.