Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads
Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,
Rumbling in the wind,
Stretching clappers to strike our ears . . .
Bitten by the sun
Dripping rain like golden honey-
And the sweet earth flying from the thunder.
~ Jean Toomer
Jean Toomer was a poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Read more about him here. I took this photo just 30 minutes after the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes came through.