On One Deep Breath this week, the timely prompt is storms. We're currently very lucky in Edinburgh at the moment as large areas of Scotland have been flooded in recent storms. I've seen several storms in my life, the most spectacular recently being on the Mediterranean coast during an otherwise beautifully sunny November holiday last year. But the two haiku below are about storms in Malawi (where I lived for two years). We used to have a papaya tree in our garden until a particularly wild storm:
torrential rain floods
through the drainage ditches -
papaya tree falls
One of the most amazing things about many storms in Malawi was the lack of thunder:
over the hills by the lake -
a dry, silent night
another haiku on storms on my Alter Ego blog here.