Derecho Storm Strikes Midwest USA – We Are All At Nature’s Mercy

Derecho storm hits the Mid West.

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The Derecho storm cutting a trail of devastation across Midwest America is an example of how we are all at nature‘s mercy.

A derecho storm is a vast and usually long lasting wind with associated thunderstorms which runs in a straight line, the name meaning ‘straight’ in Spanish.

How often do we see events like this follow on from others, adding ‘insult to injury’? We can only pray that the threat to life is minimalised.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Heat

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In oppressive heat
Each movement is difficult
Wishing for the storm

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Mind and Matter

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The wind is howling
Pantiles rattle on the roof
Still my gentle breath

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Acceptance

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Who’s scared of the wind?
There is nothing you can do
Bend and accept

copyright Francis Barker 2020