Like hailstones fallen to Earth

Like hailstones fallen to Earth
For hours, they gathered
Like hailstones falling to Earth

A trickle at first
Then a torrent
Then a tumult

Until the space filled
In a thunderous storm

When the storm ended
As all storms do
They melted away
Into the heart of the night

Squamish Valley Music Festival
British Columbia, Canada, 2014
I really didn’t think I’d get one in this week, but this post is inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ wonderful One Word Photo Challenge. As it turns out, Hail was particularly challenging.

To be honest, I also used this image for The Flood which was inspired by another One Word Photo Challenge, Flood. I’d forgotten that until I went searching for the photograph I had in mind for this poetic image.