After the storm

The storm has passed, 

The sea is at peace,

The sand is still wet,

The trees are recovering;

There’s tension in the air,

A stillness, a calmness,

There’s the sense of loss,

With the gladness that it passed;

He looks on in wonder,

At the sudden fury of nature

That arose and quelled

Before his very eyes;

He sees that the sand

Is now impressionable, ready to accept,

The huge palms and the boundless sea

Know of a might greater than their own;


There is a new realisation now,

He has gained new insight

Of what could have been,

And what is now;

He gazes at the sky,

Painted in exquisite hues,

Everything seems more beautiful somehow,

Than some hours ago;

It is the storm,

The storm which has made all the difference,

And he thanks the Lord above

for storms.


Filed under Life, Motivation, Musings, My poems

12 responses to “After the storm

  1. very nice priya.. I could not help but hope for such a storm for all of us.

  2. That’s really nice…. good imagery.

    The man has to be really courageous though to have witnessed the storm, scraped through and then stand back and appreciate.

    Nice post….Keep them coming 🙂


  3. priyaiyer


    thanks. storms have a way of humbling one and making one appreciate beauty once again, isnt it? personal storms are indeed necessary from time to time. (from time to time, mind you) 😀


    hey, long time no see? welcome back. thanks. 🙂


    danks. yep, me too thinks it was courageous of the man. 🙂

  4. very creative. Feeling jealous 😦

  5. priyaiyer

    @vijay ganesh

    he he! thanks! 🙂

  6. Nice. Wish I too could write poems…

  7. priyaiyer


    thanks! 🙂

    of course, you can. why do you think you can’t?

  8. Monisha

    Hi Priya,
    How u doing? hope the new job is treating u well and keeping u busy….coz no posts after 1st Feb…..aavu nahi chale sahib!!!!!

    Hope als well in life!

    Take care.

  9. priyaiyer


    hey! thanks for the comment. m doing fine and hope to hear the same frm all of u guys. new job is going on fine. 🙂

    as for the posts, no new ideas. seem to be having a block of sorts. 😦

  10. Was lost in the insane world. But I have not missed reading a single blog of all my fav bloggers. 🙂 Only that I wan’t able to write. Will soon be back on my blog page.

  11. priyaiyer


    he he! it happens! 🙂 hope to see you back in action soon. and hope me is included in your list of fav bloggers. 🙂

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