Totally agree with RB on this, it is wonderfully written with imagery that literally envelopes the reader, i really like the tone you've set, I especially like the tempo of the write too through the way you've presented it along with the punctuation it controls the reader through your world nicely. Adding to favs straight away.
Just reading this was cathartic, and sort of makes me want it to be summer again! Every line kept me connected here, this storm that, to others, may be a nuisance, but to you, is a symbol of something reawakening. It reaches you. Makes you feel alive again.
Two lines especially stood out to me:
The first line, the use of "stalk". And then later in the poem, "rattling my ribs".
Excellent visuals and emotions in this! It reminded me of those who stay safe and sheltered at home or watching from a distance, and those of us who go out into it. Whenever I move away in the future, the one thing I will miss about my current area is that I can cross the street and walk just a little bit and have access to this huge field. It's even better when it hasn't been mowed yet, and sometimes in the distance past the crops, you can hear the coyotes.
This was perfection, every part, and I immensely enjoyed reading it!
Thank you. Your comments are always so spot on. This is one of the things I miss the most about home. It rains here but not like home, where I could smell it before it began and could stand in it for as long as I wanted. I’m glad you liked it!
This poem to me is like when you smell something and you are transported temporarily away from your current senses. I feel I can’t give much higher praise then that.
That first line though, what an absolutely perfect start for the storm of writing to come!