“Thunder Me” by Wren Jones

Poetry Pause is the League of Canadian Poets’ daily poetry dispatch. Read “Thunder Me” by Wren Jones, part of the League’s Fresh Voices program.

Thunder Me

By Wren Jones

Rumblings in the east, rallying cloud

upon cloud upon air pocket upon force-fed

moisture, creating that low-build disaster

we walk daily. I stand in the deep

meadow, let storm enter — lightening

heart, arms, bare feet sync

with roiling rocks beneath,

moss’ dark edges, purple thistle

and thorns reverberate.

Search for calm in the pressure build,

light rain starts, clouds collide,

drops foreshadow

thousands fall.

I stand still,

a blade in a teeming field,

feel the drench,

the crashing, the cracks,

my turbulence

washed away.

Copyright © Wren Jones

Wren Jones is a writer and outdoor enthusiast often found/lost walking the ravines of Toronto. A recent graduate of The Writers Studio program at Simon Fraser University, her poems have been published in Pine Row Press, Untethered, Pinhole Poetry, Kestrel and others. Wren’s middle grade novel, The Real Dealio, was a finalist in the 2021 CANSCAIP/Writers Union of Canada’s National Writing for Children contest. Her writing and art are informing each other lately, as she explores text through mixed media and collage. You can visit her at wrenjones.ca.

Fresh Voices is a publication and workshop program created by and for the League’s associate members.

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